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Japanese Beef Tataki Rolls

These Japanese Beef Tataki Rolls make a great canapé or hors d'oeuvre for parties. The almost raw beef is rolled around crisp vegetables making them perfect finger food. Or serve them as an appetizer at the start of a Japanese inspired meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 24
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1 lb beef filet/beef tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 napa cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 green
  • 2 red chilies
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Large bunch cilantro


  • Place a non-stick or cast iron fry pan over a high heat, and let it get very hot.
  • Brush the beef filet with the neutral oil and then sear for 40 seconds on each side.
  • Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar together in a small bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Use 2 tablespoons of the dressing and brush it over the meat. Reserve the rest of the dressing for later.
  • Wrap the beef in glad wrap/clingfim and chill in the fridge for at least an hour (or 30 minutes in the freezer)
  • To Serve
  • Cut the napa cabbage, carrot, green onion and red chili into thin lengths.
  • Thinly slice the beef and add a piece of each vegetable to the middle.
  • Drizzle each roll with a little of the dressing and then carefully roll up.
  • Serve on a bed of fresh cilantro and garnished with sesame seeds.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 106mg | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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