Seared Steaks & Sesame Mashed Potatoes with Charred Shishito Agrodolce & Bok Choy

Seared Steaks & Sesame Mashed Potatoes

with Charred Shishito Agrodolce & Bok Choy

50 MIN
4 Servings
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For 4 weeks, Blue Apron is honored to be partnering with Chef Roy Yamaguchi— an award winning, Japanese-American chef and co-founder of Hawaii Regional Cuisine— to bring you a series of recipes that showcase his passion for blending techniques from his classical French restaurant training with the sunny flavors of Hawaii. For a vibrant topping to simply seared steaks, you'll make an agrodolce (or sweet and sour sauce) with a twist––fresh orange juice.
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Seared Steaks & Sesame Mashed Potatoes with Charred Shishito Agrodolce & Bok Choy
Title
  • 4 Steaks
  • 1¼ lbs Golden Or Red Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 6 oz Shishito Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps Honey
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 Scallions
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tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients & start the agrodolce
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the agrodolce

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. 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 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Thinly slice the scallions. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a medium bowl to get 2 tablespoons (you may have extra). To the bowl of orange juice, add the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Whisk until the honey has dissolved. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; halve lengthwise, then remove the seeds. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling.

Cook & mash the potatoes
2 Cook & mash the potatoes

Add the diced potatoes and garlic cloves to the pot of boiling water and 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 sesame oil and butter; 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. 

Char & slice the peppers
3 Char & slice the peppers

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved peppers in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until charred and softened. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice crosswise. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the steaks
4 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 12 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 and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

Cook the bok choy
5 Cook the bok choy

While the steaks rest, heat the pan of reserved fond on medium-high until hot (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil). Add the chopped bok choy in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pan. 

Finish the agrodolce & serve your dish
6 Finish the agrodolce & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the agrodolce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add the sliced peppers. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly coated and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desried. 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 bok choy. Top the steaks with the finished agrodolce. Garnish the bok choy with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & start the agrodolce
1 Prepare the ingredients & start the agrodolce

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. 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 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Thinly slice the scallions. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a medium bowl to get 2 tablespoons (you may have extra). To the bowl of orange juice, add the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Whisk until the honey has dissolved. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; halve lengthwise, then remove the seeds. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling.

2 Cook & mash the potatoes

Add the diced potatoes and garlic cloves to the pot of boiling water and 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 sesame oil and butter; 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. 

Cook & mash the potatoes
Char & slice the peppers
3 Char & slice the peppers

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved peppers in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until charred and softened. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice crosswise. Wipe out the pan. 

4 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 12 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 and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

Cook the steaks
Cook the bok choy
5 Cook the bok choy

While the steaks rest, heat the pan of reserved fond on medium-high until hot (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil). Add the chopped bok choy in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pan. 

6 Finish the agrodolce & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the agrodolce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add the sliced peppers. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly coated and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desried. 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 bok choy. Top the steaks with the finished agrodolce. Garnish the bok choy with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

Finish the agrodolce & serve your dish
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