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Seared Flat Iron Steak with Blueberry Jam and Bacon Yakitori with Raspberry Serrano BBQ Sauce

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Ingredients

For the Potatoes, Okra, & Corn: 

  • 1lb. baby gemstone potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp bacon salt
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups okra, sliced into ¼” slices
  • 2 ears corn, shucked and removed from cobs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Blueberry Jam:

  • 1 cup Baker’s Bacon Sous Vide Bacon, sliced into 1/8” thick slices
  • 1 tsp bacon fat (from above)
  • 1 cup California Giant Berries Blueberries
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch chili flake
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Bacon Yakitori, Raspberry Serrano BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced shallots
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup California Giant Berries Raspberries
  • 1 tsp serrano chile, sliced thin
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 lb. Baker’s Bacon unsliced bacon, cut into 1” cubes, skewered 2 ea. per skewer

For the Seared Flat Iron Steak: 

  • 4 ea. 6-7 oz. flat iron steaks
  • Evan Williams salt and peppercorn medley from SALT Spices and Specialties
  • 1 tsp bacon fat
  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil
  • Pinch of truffle salt from SALT Spices and Specialties

Directions

For the Potatoes, Okra, & Corn: 

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 450F.
  3. Add potatoes to water, boil until tender.
  4. Drain potatoes, return to pan and smash lightly, breaking the skin but not destroying the potato.
  5. In a mixing bowl, toss potatoes with remainder of ingredients.
  6. Spread potato, okra and corn mixture on a sheet tray and bake for 30-35 minutes.

For the Blueberry Bacon Jam:

  1. In a medium saucepan, render bacon over medium heat for 9-10 minutes.
  2. Drain off all but 1 tsp of bacon fat.
  3. Add blueberries, balsamic, honey, chili flakes and salt and pepper to pan and reduce by ½.
  4. Adjust for seasoning.

For the Bacon Yakitori, Raspberry Serrano BBQ Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Heat oven to 425F
  3. Add garlic and shallots, sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add remainder of ingredients, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Puree and strain.
  6. In a medium sauté pan, sear bacon yakitori on all sides until moderately rendered and crispy on the outside – about 4 minutes each side.
  7. Glaze with BBQ sauce and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Brush with additional sauce when removed from oven.

For the Seared Flat Iron Steak: 

  1. Allow steak to come to room temperature.
  2. Season both sides with Evan Williams aged Salt and Pepper blend – or regular Salt and Pepper.
  3. Add bacon fat and grapeseed oil to cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Sear steak 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove steak from pan and allow to rest for 4 minutes before serving.
  6. Slice steak and sprinkle truffle salt lightly.

Final:

  1. Top steak with blueberry bacon jam.
  2. Serve with smashed potatoes and veggies and bacon yakitori. Enjoy!

 

Chef Sam Blackburn

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Sam Blackburn CEC, CCA, CDM / CFPP works for the Healthcare Operational Excellence Team for Sodexo North America where he gets to travel the country assisting in Culinary Operational Needs at various healthcare facilities.  Influenced by his great grandmother who was an excellent cook, he knew by age 15 that he wanted to be a chef and loves to try new things in the kitchen.  With over 16 years of experience, he relishes the opportunity to be able to really dig into the ever-changing landscape of the culinary scene right now.  The most important thing to Chef Sam is the continual quest to learn something new every day.

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Blueberry steak-09146
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