Enoki enveloped in a thinly cut (carpaccio) beef slice with a dash of tamari and black sesame seeds for a carnivore/asian appetizers on your next dinner party.
A carnivore’s bite
These appetizers are every carnivore’s dream, a tender meat rolled around a nice crunchy enoki mushroom and a touch of sesame. Sometimes simple is the answer to your guest’s stomach… My Cantonese sister in law made those mini rolls for me once before, slightly differently made (in the wok instead of the oven) but I thought it would make a nice appetizer idea for the holidays.
When you receive guests, it’s always a tricky thing to satisfy everyone, this one appetizer is a carnivore pleaser guaranteed, plus it’s so simple to make. You can prepare them in advance and simply drop them in the oven when your guests arrive and 10 minutes laters you dizzle a tad of tamari, pepper and black sesame seeds, insert a toothpick in each of them and there you go! Ready to party.
Black vs White sesame
Clearing up the air here… Black vs white sesame seeds. Well do you know the BIG difference between black and white ones? First black and white sesame seeds are 2 differents types of sesame, the white one is hulled meaning it’s shell got discarded and the black one comes with it’s shell. Second, the texture of black sesame is much crunchier, and it’s flavor, in my opinion is calmer than the white sesame. I read the actual opposite on the internet but here is the thing…make a sushi roll with white sesame instead of black ones as decoration and then tell me which tasted more like sesame, it’s for sure the white. So I stand by my opinion: white ones are stronger. Third, the strongest of all is a toasted white sesame, it’s so powerful you won’t see it in many dishes… If you like East Asia dishes then you should definitely buy yourself the black sesame and for this dish the black ones are fitting perfectly.
Let’s make those meaty rolls!
Enoki Beef Rolls
Makes 10 appetizer | Preparation: 10 minutes | Coccion: 10 minute
- 150g beef (carpaccio cut)
- 50 enoki
- 1-2 tbsp of tamari (or soy sauce)
- black sesame seeds
- salt, pepper
- Add a few enoki mushroom and roll them up in 1 or 2 thinly beef slices (depending on the cut length)
- Season the roll with salt and pepper
- Cook in the oven at 180°C (350F) for 8-10 minutes (again depending if you use 1 or 2 meat slices per rolls)
- Add a drizzle of tamari (or soy sauce) on the rolls and black sesame seeds
- Serve with toothpick and napkins