F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Steak au Poivre
© Fredrika Stjärne

Steak au Poivre

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • BASIC-EASY

This classic steak with a creamy brandy-spiked pepper sauce is a great one-skillet dish.

Slideshow: One-Pan Meals

  1. Three 1-pound, bone-in rib eye steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick
  2. Kosher salt
  3. Coarsely crushed black peppercorns
  4. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  5. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 2 shallots, minced
  7. 1/3 cup brandy
  8. 3/4 cup chicken stock
  9. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. Season the steaks with salt and black peppercorns and let stand for 45 minutes.
  2. In a cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the oil. Working in batches, cook the steaks over moderately high heat, turning once, until medium-rare, 7 minutes per batch; transfer to a board and let rest.
  3. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 2 minutes. Add the brandy and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the stock and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, 3 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer until slightly thickened, 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Season the sauce with salt.
  4. Slice the steak and transfer to plates or a platter. Spoon the sauce on top and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Peppery, berry-dense Chilean Syrah.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.