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Namafu–beef rolls with maple sauce

Namafu–beef rolls with maple sauce

Ingredients
  • 150 g thinly sliced beef
  • 2 sticks namafu wheat gluten (sakura-fu)
  • sesame oil as needed
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • pepper leaf buds to taste
     
Servings
4 portions
Method
  1.  Flatten out the beef and wrap the namafu in the beef.
  2. . Heat the frying pan, then add the sesame oil and fry (1), turning the rolls in the pan to cook evenly.
  3.  Add the sake, maple syrup and soy sauce and simmer until the sauce is thickened, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Cut into bite-size pieces and garnish with pepper leaf buds.
  5. “Once the meat has been evenly browned, add the sake to make it sizzle, drizzle with maple syrup and finish with the soy sauce.”
  6. “Maple syrup doesn’t burn, which is great. It gives the sauce a nice thick consistency.”
  7. Simmer the beef rolls in just enough sake, maple syrup and soy sauce to cover. Even though there is not a lot of sauce, it doesn’t burn, which is great.
     
Credits
Recipe developed by Ms Yoko Arimoto