Steak au Poivre Recipe Direct from France

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This Steak au Poivre recipe comes from an old recipe. So here it is, enjoy!

The Ingrediants to make Steak au Poivre
5 tenderloin steaks, 6 to 8 ounces each and no more than 2 inches thick
2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
1.5 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup Cognac
1 cup heavy cream

The process to cook Steak au Poivre
Remove the steaks from the refrigerator 1 hour prior to cooking. Sprinkle all sides with salt. Coarsely crush the peppercorns and spread them evenly onto a plate. Then, press the fillets, on both sides, into the pepper until it coats the surface and set them aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil. As soon as the butter and oil begin to turn a golden brown, gently place the steaks in the pan. For medium-rare, cook for 4 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the steaks to a plate, cover with foil and set aside. Pour off the excess fat but do not wipe or scrape the pan clean.

Then (away from the heat) add 1/3 cup of Cognac to the pan and carefully ignite the alcohol with a long match or fire stick - be careful, I have seen here do this and it's a bit scarry. Gently shake pan until the flames die. Return the pan to medium heat and add the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk for about 5 minutes until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Add the teaspoon of Cognac and season, to taste, with salt. Add the steaks back to the pan and spoon the sauce over.

The Taste
Amazing! I have had Steak au Poivre at many restaurants but none as good as this. Enjoy!