Sesame Beef Appetizer
Be sure to wait until the beef slices are cooked to coat them with sesame seeds. Otherwise, the seeds will fall off in the hot oil.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 4½ cups oil, or as needed
- 10 ounces beef round
- 5 tablespoons sesame seed oil
- ¼ cup Quick and Easy Teriyaki Marinade
Toast the sesame seeds by spreading out on a frying pan and cooking at low heat until they brown. Cool.
Cut the beef into thin slices approximately 3 inches long and ½ inch wide. Place in a shallow glass dish. Toss the meat with the marinade. Refrigerate and marinate the meat for 1 hour. Remove any excess marinade and place the meat on a serving platter.
Add the oil to the fondue pot, making sure it is not more than half full. Heat the pot on a stove element over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, move the fondue pot to the table and set up the burner. Invite guests to roll up the beef slices and spear them with a dipping fork or a metal skewer with a wooden handle. Cook in the hot oil briefly until the meat is cooked. Dip into the sesame oil and the toasted sesame seeds.
One of the oldest condiments known to man, sesame is mentioned in the classic book of tales, The Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Various forms of sesame, including seeds, oil, and a type of paste, feature prominently in Asian, Middle Eastern, and African cuisine.