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Hoisin-marinated steak in spring onion pancakes

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Quick Fix--Quick Hoisin--Hoisin marinated steak in spring onion pancakes.
(Eric Boyd / Los Angeles Times)
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Spring onion pancakes, which are crepe-like in texture, are perfect for stuffing with grilled meats and vegetables.

For this dinner, grill the meat and the pancakes, then have diners assemble the pancakes at the table.

Fresh pea sprouts make an ideal garnish. Buy some almond cookies and you have dessert.

1

Heat the grill or a stovetop grill pan over high heat.

2

Combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and brown sugar in a bowl. Coat both sides of the steak with 1/4 cup of the marinade and place the rest in a serving bowl.

3

Grill the steak until medium-rare or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees, about 5 minutes each side. Let rest for a few minutes, then slice the steak into very thin pieces.

4

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bell peppers and onions until soft and the green onions start to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and place on a serving plate.

5

Place the pancakes on the grill. Turn after they’ve puffed, about 1 minute, and cook until the pancakes soften and show golden grill marks. (If you over-grill them, they will dry out and crack when rolling.) Stack the pancakes on a serving plate.

6

At the table, have each person brush the surface of a pancake with the reserved marinade, then place several strips of steak so that they overlap down the center of the pancake. Spread the bell peppers and green onions on top, followed by a handful of pea sprouts so that they hang out the ends. Tightly roll up the pancake and cut in half on the diagonal. Any remaining marinade can be used as a dipping sauce.

Spring onion pancakes can be found in the freezer section of Asian markets. Fresh pea sprouts can also be found at Asian markets.