If you’re playing hostess this month, stay away from the tired chips and dips and impress your guests by serving some beef negimaki with chilli dip. Developed by Catherine Fulvio for Siúcra, this is ideal for both parties and nights on the sofa alike. After all who says all the festive treating has to be for others?
You will need:
For the marinade
4 tbsp Siúcra Rich Brown Sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp soy sauce
2cm ginger, grated
1 tbsp mirin or sherry
4 tbsp water
300g striploin beef, sliced thinly
3 spring onions, finely sliced lengthways
1½ yellow peppers, thinly sliced
For the dip
1 red chilli, finely chopped
½ yellow pepper, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
A fine grating of fresh ginger
2 limes, juice only
3 tbsp Siúcra Caster Sugar
4 mint leaves, shredded
Mint sprigs, to garnish
- To prepare the dipping sauce, heat a saucepan with a little oil, add the chilli, yellow pepper and shallots and sauté lightly without browning.
- Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and add the lime juice, stir in the sugar and mint leaves.
- Stir until the Siúcra sugar has melted, then set aside.
- To prepare the marinade, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit.
- To prepare the rolla, lay the beef between plastic wrap on a flat surface and flat out until thin. Place the yellow pepper and spring onion lengthways on the beef.
- Roll up and tie with string at intervals. Carefully place in a shallow tray and pour over the marinade. Leave for about 30 minutes
- Drain and heat a large frying pan.
- Fry for about 2 minutes on each side. Keep warm and allow them to rest for 3 minutes.
- Slice into 4cm disks, cut off the string and secure with a cocktail stick. Arrange upright on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs.
- Serve warm.
Recipe taken from Siúcra