MasterChef Junior Seared Steaks & Maple Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Rosemary Polenta

MasterChef Junior Seared Steaks & Maple Brussels Sprouts

with Creamy Rosemary Polenta

35 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this dish, we’re thrilled to feature a recipe inspired by Sammy’s winning Blue Apron Mystery Box Challenge dish on season 6 of MasterChef Junior on FOX. Pan-seared steaks pair perfectly with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts tossed with maple syrup. It’s all served over a luxuriously creamy bed of polenta, seasoned with fresh rosemary.

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MasterChef Junior Seared Steaks & Maple Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Rosemary Polenta
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 Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stem end of the Brussels sprouts; halve lengthwise. Peel and roughly chop the garlic. Peel and small dice the shallot. Pick the rosemary leaves off the stems; discard the stems and finely chop the leaves. 



Roast & dress the Brussels sprouts:
2 Roast & dress the Brussels sprouts:

Place the halved Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Transfer the roasted Brussels sprouts to a bowl. Add the maple syrup; toss to combine. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

 Cook the polenta:
3 Cook the polenta:

While the Brussels sprouts roast, in a large pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic and diced shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add 4 cups of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium; whisk in the polenta, milk, and chicken broth. Cook, whisking frequently to prevent lumps from forming, 10 to 12 minutes, or until thickened. Turn off the heat and add the mascarpone, butter, and chopped rosemary. Whisk to thoroughly combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. 

 Cook the steaks:
4 Cook the steaks:

While the polenta cooks, pat the steaks dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra spice blend). In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks and cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare, or until cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

Slice the steaks & serve your dish:
6 Slice the steaks & serve your dish:

Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested steaks; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the cooked polenta topped with the sliced steaks and dressed Brussels sprouts. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

 Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stem end of the Brussels sprouts; halve lengthwise. Peel and roughly chop the garlic. Peel and small dice the shallot. Pick the rosemary leaves off the stems; discard the stems and finely chop the leaves. 



2 Roast & dress the Brussels sprouts:

Place the halved Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Transfer the roasted Brussels sprouts to a bowl. Add the maple syrup; toss to combine. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Roast & dress the Brussels sprouts:
 Cook the polenta:
3 Cook the polenta:

While the Brussels sprouts roast, in a large pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic and diced shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add 4 cups of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium; whisk in the polenta, milk, and chicken broth. Cook, whisking frequently to prevent lumps from forming, 10 to 12 minutes, or until thickened. Turn off the heat and add the mascarpone, butter, and chopped rosemary. Whisk to thoroughly combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. 

4 Cook the steaks:

While the polenta cooks, pat the steaks dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra spice blend). In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks and cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare, or until cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

 Cook the steaks:
Slice the steaks & serve your dish:
6 Slice the steaks & serve your dish:

Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested steaks; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the cooked polenta topped with the sliced steaks and dressed Brussels sprouts. Enjoy!

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