Recipe by LINDA W.
"Thinly sliced beef is marinated in an Asian inspired lime-sesame sauce, cooked, then wrapped in tortillas with red leaf lettuce."
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eye of round, thinly sliced
toasted sesame seeds
reduced-sodium soy sauce
finely chopped fresh ginger root
red leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn
4 (8 inch)
We made this recipe without any substitutions and thought it was just wonderful. The meat has a unique flavor that I could see not everyone enjoying, but it was a hit for us. The flavor is a bit more asian than I expected, but it worked perfectly.
This recipe is fairly easy to prepare and to cook, but, unfortunately was a "thumbs-down" entree to the 5 people I served it to,due to the overpowering taste of the lime juice. The wrap also needs some type of dressing to make it not so dry.
We grilled the meat along with onions and red peppers, and served the boiled down marinade separately. It was great this way - I think the fajitas would be a bit empty otherwise. We also used about 3/4 lb meat for 4 people and increased the sauce proportions a bit. I used about 4 times the amount of ginger called for, but I grated it to avoid those nasty chunks.
Instead of slicing the raw beef and marinating, I left it whole and marinated it for a couple of hours then grilled the meat on my gas grill. I sliced the rare beef thinly across the grain and used that as the foundation of the wraps following the rest of the recipe as written. Very tasty. I think I'd like to try adding some more ingredients though besides just lettuce and meat next time, maybe cucumber.
This is a good quick recipe that also happens to be fairly healthy! It needed a little something else after I reduced it, so I added fresh ginger and a teaspoon of red curry paste along with a bit of rice wine vinegar...the result...awesome! I did however, think that the amount of honey specified was a little heavy, so next time I will reduce it by half!
I would make this again without using the wrap, instead serving the meat over white rice. I think the wrap takes away from the Asian flavour. Also instead of boiling the marinade, I'm going to try some cornstarch to thicken it up quicker.
I'm a bit surprised at the comments that this recipe had too much lime. C'mon, the basis of the original Mexican fajita is skirt steak and lime juice! Lime and beef go excellent together. Anyhow, this recipe worked out okay, but I still prefer the simple skirt steak marinated in lime and salted approach to fajitas.
I have made this recipe for several people and everyone raves about it. People are always asking me when I am going to make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sesame Lime Steak Wraps
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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