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STEAK AU POIVRE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tracey Millsaps
Added: Sunday, October 25, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Tablespoon Black peppercorns
2 Flat Iron Steaks, trimmed
Course Salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Directions:
Directions:
Grind peppercorns leaving coarse. Pat steaks dry and season with salt. Cover 1 side of steak with peppercorns and press into meat. Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add steaks, peppercorn side down and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip steaks and press peppercorns into meat to adhere. Continue cooking for 4 minutes more, for medium-rare.
Remove to cutting board and tent with foil, letting rest for 10 minutes. Discard all but 1 tablespoon pan drippings, return pan to stove over medium heat. Add shallots, cooking 1 minute until soft. Stir in beef broth and brandy. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate any browned bits and cook until thickened.
Add cream and meat juices that have run off of meat. Simmer until sauce is thick about 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and season with salt.
Drizzle sauce over steaks.
Note: Any cut of steak works for this recipe

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Fran served Steak Au Poivre to us on the evening of February 12, 2000. Paul and I were dinner guest of George and Fran's along with Johnny and Eulalie. We were instructed to wear something red to dinner as Fran established a Valentines theme for the night. The table was set with festive flare and we enjoyed a time of laughter, warmth, and delicious food. For dessert Fran served her famous Cafe' Brulot and chocolate cake.
I cherish this memory!

 

 

 

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