Glazed Japanese Beef-and-Scallion Rolls
This delicious riff on the Japanese beef-and-scallion rolls called negimaki uses many of the primary ingredients in Japanese cuisine: miso, soy sauce, ginger and mirin. That combination of savory-earthy notes (a flavor the Japanese refer to as umami), saltiness and sweetness defines much of Japanese cooking. Sake, of course, pairs extremely well with all of these flavors. Slideshow: More Japanese Recipes
The beef rolls can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before proceeding.
In terms of wine, look for a white that has some of the same earthiness and broad, round flavors. One good choice is a white Rhône; another option would be a Savennières.