Seared Steaks & Crispy Shallot

with Mashed Potatoes & Maple-Soy Pan Sauce

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For this classic steakhouse-style meal, we’re creating a unique twist on the steak sauce that tops our juicy steaks and creamy mashed potatoes by calling on the rich sweetness of maple syrup, soy glaze, and a touch of ketchup, which get extra depth of flavor from savory chicken bone broth. A garnish of crispy shallot rings—lightly fried until golden brown—finish the dish on an elevated note.

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Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce:
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel the shallot; thinly slice into rounds, separating the layers. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the soy glaze, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup, and half the broth

Cook & mash the potatoes:
2 Cook & mash the potatoes:

Add the diced potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the butter, crème fraîche, and a drizzle of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork or potato masher, mash to your desired consistency. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. 

Make the crispy shallot:
3 Make the crispy shallot:

While the potatoes cook, place the flour and shallot in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Toss to thoroughly coat. In a large pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated shallot in an even layer (shaking off any excess flour). Cook, stirring frequently,  5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the broccoli:
4 Cook the broccoli:

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the remaining broth (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and 1/4 cup of water; loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Transfer to a bowl; taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the steaks:
5 Cook the steaks:

Pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on all sides. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks. Cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. Let rest at least 5 minutes. 

Finish the sauce & serve your dish:
6 Finish the sauce & serve your dish:

To the pan of reserved fond, add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested steaks; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the sliced steaks with the mashed potatoes and cooked broccoli. Top the steaks and potatoes with the finished sauce and crispy shallot. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce:
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel the shallot; thinly slice into rounds, separating the layers. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the soy glaze, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup, and half the broth

2 Cook & mash the potatoes:

Add the diced potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the butter, crème fraîche, and a drizzle of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork or potato masher, mash to your desired consistency. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. 

Cook & mash the potatoes:
Make the crispy shallot:
3 Make the crispy shallot:

While the potatoes cook, place the flour and shallot in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Toss to thoroughly coat. In a large pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated shallot in an even layer (shaking off any excess flour). Cook, stirring frequently,  5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan. 

4 Cook the broccoli:

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the remaining broth (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and 1/4 cup of water; loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Transfer to a bowl; taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the broccoli:
Cook the steaks:
5 Cook the steaks:

Pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on all sides. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks. Cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. Let rest at least 5 minutes. 

6 Finish the sauce & serve your dish:

To the pan of reserved fond, add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested steaks; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the sliced steaks with the mashed potatoes and cooked broccoli. Top the steaks and potatoes with the finished sauce and crispy shallot. Enjoy!

Finish the sauce & serve your dish: