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Beef-Kimchi Nori Rolls

Things I’m trying to eat less of: refined carbohydrates, vegetable oils, sugar.
Things I’m trying to eat more of: healthy fats, protein, sea vegetables, fermented (pro-biotic) foods.

This recipe contains all of the things i’m trying to eat more of. And it’s good. I love the rolls cut into 2 and eaten in place of a sandwich for lunch, or sliced into sushi maki-sized bites as an appetizer.


  • 1 6 oz. skirt steak $3
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 4 sheets toasted nori $1.50 for 10
  • 3/4 cup kimchi $4 for 16 oz.
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced $1.50

Recipe Serves 2


  1. Season steak with salt and pepper to taste on both sides.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook steak to desired doneness and let rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice into 3/4"-thick slices.
  5. To assemble rolls, lay a nori sheet, shiny side down, on a clean, dry surface.
  6. In the middle of the sheet, layer a few slices of steak, avocado and kimchi (make sure it's all facing the same direction).
  7. Roll up tightly and lightly wet the seam with water. Press to seal.
  8. Set roll aside and repeat with remaining ingredients.
  9. Once all rolls are made, slice in half (or into smaller slices) and serve.
  10. Top with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

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Jessica, on Aug 1, 06:57 PM, wrote:

Vegetable oils don’t count as healthy fats now?

Garrett deRosset, on Aug 1, 07:44 PM, wrote:

You were thiiiis close to having steak temaki. Where’s yo’ rice at? Get yo’ rice in that! Actually, I’m all out of rice too, so I’ll be making this shortly.

Kathleen P, on Aug 7, 11:45 AM, wrote:

Congrats, Gabi – you’re a link love today on Mark’s Daily Apple primal lifestyle blog!

Douglas F., on Aug 7, 12:30 PM, wrote:

Hey Gabi, linked to your post from my favorite site, Mark’s Daily Apple. Are you going Primal? Rolls look great. Can’t wait to try them.

Jcon96, on Aug 7, 12:55 PM, wrote:

Jessica, it depends on the oils if Gabi is aiming for Paleo/Primal. Most are so highly processed as to be garbage. Go with fats, palm, coconut or sesame oil. Same with the rice Garrett. Pure starch/carbs. Sugar by another name.

Gratz on the shout out on Mark’s site . It is a great source of info on eating like a caveman.

Gabi Moskowitz, on Aug 7, 01:34 PM, wrote:

Thanks guys! Yup, I’m experimenting with Primal eating. Love how I look and feel and LOVE the 80/20 rule! Was so excited to be on MDA today!!

Erin, on Aug 7, 01:53 PM, wrote:

Your directions dont make any sense. Nori avocado and nori? wheres the steak and kim chi?

Gabi Moskowitz, on Aug 7, 01:58 PM, wrote:

Thanks for catching that error, Erin. All fixed.

Jill, on Aug 8, 04:23 AM, wrote:

I’m still looking for a pepper paste to make kimchi that doesn’t have wheat or MSG. I would love to know where you found yours.

Gabi Moskowitz, on Aug 8, 10:29 AM, wrote:

Hi Jill! I find that Huy Fong’s Sambal Oelek works well:

BTW, I’ll be posting my kimchi recipe shortly, so check back!

Jill, on Aug 9, 05:42 AM, wrote:

Thanks for your kimchi recipe! I think the hardest thing about giving up wheat was giving up kimchi jjigae. If you have a recipe for hoisin sauce, you will make my week!

happy wheels, on Sep 1, 07:05 PM, wrote:

I like kimchi, and this is the first time I see a recipe that there are both kimchi and avocado :) Thanks for sharing

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