Sesame Beef Rolls & Shtick Mushrooms on Buckwheat Noodles
I really hate having to work late- it keeps me from cooking, photographing and writing for all of you after all! All I can say is- thank goodness that I am pretty good at making quick, easy and tasty meals!
This one was whipped up using the last bit of steak from yesterday evening, a couple of shitaake mushrooms and couple of Spring onions and a portion of buckwheat noodles... looks pretty good for so few ingredients, wouldn't you say?
I started off by sautéeing the coarsely chopped shitaake's in a little sesame oil at a high temperature- keep the oil to a minimum and the heat to the max here, as the best way to get a lot of flavor into a mushroom is to give it a bit of hell ;-). Season with salt and pepper and set to one side... we will add these to the noodles in just a while!
The noodles come individually wrapped in single portions- as you can see in the photos, which makes them very user friendly! The other thing that makes them user friendly is that fact that they cooked and ready in just 4-5 minutes! And you have gotta love that! Once they are done, add the fried mushrooms to them including any juices that may have accumulated- that's all good flavor! Add chopped parsley and chives to taste.
Heat up your griddle pan or grill and set the rolls down on their sides first, flipping them over onto their adjacent sides- I would say 2 minutes on each side at the most. Splash them with a little lemon juice, sesame oil and honey, remove them from the pan/grill and wrap them in aluminum wrap to "rest" a little before serving. And whilst that happens, you can grill a couple of Spring onions cut into 2" strips. A short cooking time at a high temperature - sounded good to me this evening! And tasted good too! Especially when served up with a last drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds! Yummy! Enjoy!