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Beef-Wrapped Asparagus Spears with
Sesame and Chipotle Sauce

Beef-Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Sesame and Chipotle SauceStart off a meal or party with this impressive, flavor-packed appetizer. Recipe by Chef Oropeza.

Recipe Ingredients:

Sesame Sauce:
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 marinated jarred chipotle chile
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil

Beef-Wrapped Asparagus:
1 (3/4 pound) strip loin steak, semi-frozen
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 green asparagus, blanched in salted water
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Sesame Sauce: In food processor, combine all sauce ingredients. Process for 1 minute. Set aside in refrigerator to allow flavors to infuse.
  2. For Beef-Wrapped Asparagus: Season semi-frozen beef steak with salt and pepper, cut into 12 long strips 1/4x6-inch each. Wrap each beef strip around one asparagus spear.
  3. In large sauté pan, heat canola oil medium-high heat, add garlic and wrapped beef asparagus. Cook until beef is nicely browned.
  4. Remove to plate. Brush beef-wrapped asparagus with sesame sauce and garnish with Parmesan curls (use vegetable peeler to make curls).

Makes 12 (1 asparagus and 1 steak strip) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories 70; Total Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 170mg; Potassium 58mg; Carbohydrates 1g; Fiber 1g; Sugar 0g; Protein 3g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of CanolaInfo.