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Sunday, October 12, 2008

STEAK au POIVRE










1-oz. Olive Oil
1-oz. Butter
1 8-oz. Center-cut Beef Tenderloin (filet mignon)
Kosher Salt
Cracked Black Pepper
15-20 Dry Green Peppercorns
1-oz. Brandy
4-oz. Heavy Cream
1 tsp Whole Grain Mustard
1 tsp Shallots (chopped)
1 tsp Garlic (chopped)

Over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil in a frying pan. Season beef with salt and push one side (now the top) of the filet into the cracked black pepper until coated. Cook approximately five minutes on the peppered side, turn and repeat. Remove steak from pan, pour out excess fat and sweat the shallot and garlic with the heat on very low for three to four minutes. Turn heat to high, add brandy and green peppercorns followed by the heavy cream. Reduce by one-half, or until thickened, turn off heat and stir in mustard. Season with salt and pool in center of dinner plate. Top with the filet.

This is one of the first steaks I learned how to cook. It's easy and it makes a wonderful presentation when entertaining. Just remember when cooking with alcohol REMOVE THE PAN FROM THE FLAME BEFORE YOU ADD YOUR BRANDY!!!

Enjoy.

allisons kitchen

2 comments:

Dragonlife said...

Ah, Allison!
Steak au Poivre!
You gave an idea as I have to cook for the Missus this Friday!
LOL
Robert-Gilles

allison said...

Hi Robert-Gilles
So nice to see your cooking for your wife my husband cooks for me also, It's a nice break.
allison.