Beef tataki rolls

Beef tataki rolls

  • makes 24
  • A little effort

An easy version of a classic Japanese dish; seared rare beef fillet is wrapped around crunchy carrot and mooli and served with a soy and sesame dipping sauce. This low-fat party food nibble is a great one to make ahead, just keep in the fridge until needed.



  • beef fillet 500g
  • oil
  • soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • sesame oil 1 tbsp
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • sesame seeds mixed black and white if you like
  • mouli or Chinese cabbage
  • carrot 1
  • spring onion 4
  • red chilli 2
  • coriander leaves from a large bunch


  • Step 1

    Heat a non-stick pan to very hot. Brush the beef all over with oil, season, then sear for about a minute on each side until brown.

  • Step 2

    Mix the soy sauce with sesame oil and sugar. Take 1 tbsp of this dressing and brush over the meat, then roll the meat in sesame seeds (keep any left over). Wrap the meat in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for an hour.

  • Step 3

    To serve, shred the mouli, carrot, spring onion and chilli, keeping the shreds in neat piles. Slice the beef very thinly. put some of each veg on each meat slice, add coriander leaves and a drizzle of dressing and roll up.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle with more sesame seeds and serve with remaining dressing for dipping.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 48
  • Fat 2.7g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Carbs 0.8g
  • Fibre 0.3g
  • Protein 5.2g
  • Salt 0.49g