sesame-soy steak stir-fry on wonton crisps
- 1 1/2 pounds beef FlatIron Steaks
- Marinated Cucumbers (recipe follows)
- Toasted Sesame Seeds (recipe follows)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 12 frozen wonton wrappers, thawed
- 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
- SESAME-SOY MARINADE
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Prepare Marinated Cucumbers and Toasted Sesame Seeds.
- Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4 inch strips; set aside. Combine Sesame-Soy Marinade ingredients in medium bowl. Place beef strips and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; toss to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile heat 1/2 cup oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Fry 3 wonton wrappers 15 seconds per side or until crispy; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers.
- Remove beef strips from marinade; discard marinade. Heat pan over medium heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Repeat with remaining beef. Evenly divide beef strips over wonton crisps; top beef with 1 tablespoon Marinated Cucumbers and 1/2 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds. Garnish plate with red bell pepper strips, if desired.
Marinated Cucumbers: Whisk together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 cup rice vinegar in medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup diced seeded cucumbers; place mixture in food-safe plastic bag. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour. Drain cucumbers in large colander; discard marinade.
Toasted Sesame Seeds: Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until seeds are lightly toasted and golden. Set aside until ready to use.
Nutrition information per serving (1 appetizer): 178 calories; 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 26 mg cholesterol; 23 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrate; 0.5 g fiber; 13 g protein; 2.1 mg niacin; 0.2 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 1.7 mg iron; 10.8 mcg selenium; 4 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12 and zinc; and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6 and selenium.