Monday, April 4, 2011

Thai Beef Rolls

Have a change from chicken or tuna for your lunch. You can make these flavorful beef rolls in less than fifteen minutes. They would also be a great appetizer or finger food for a party. Cut them in half or thirds and serve with a small bowl of the sauce for dipping.

If you do not like spicy food, leave out the chilies or use very sparingly. The mint and cilantro will add enough of the “Thai” tastes.
Makes 8 rolls


1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (Optional)
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced Thai or Serrano chili, with seeds
8 thin slices rare roast beef
1 carrot, cut into very small matchstick pieces
Bibb or Boston lettuce
Fresh mint
Fresh cilantro

Mix together first five ingredients.Lay out the slices of roast beef and brush with the lime juice mixture. Lay some carrot pieces crosswise in the center of each slice. Add a sprig each of the mint and cilantro. Layer lettuce down the length of the roast beef. Roll up each piece of beef from one of the short ends. 

Serve with the remaining sauce, and slices of lime to squeeze over the top.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Man! I am missing all the great recipes... double yummmm for this one.

I am coming home and hungry... LOL