Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre
Photo by Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 4 to 6 Tbs. butter, sliced
  • 1 cup red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir)
  • Olive oil for the pan
  • 3 Tbs. coarsely ground black peppercorns
  • 4 New York strip or sirloin steaks (6 to 8 oz. each), ¾ inch thick, patted dry

Heat the oven to 500°F. Sprinkle the steaks with salt on both sides, and then press the ground peppercorns into the steaks on both sides. Set a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add just enough olive oil to make a light film. When the oil is very hot, add the steaks, cooking until...

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Variations on Steak au Poivre

  • Steak au Poivre
    • Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
    • 1/4 cup no-salt-added beef broth
    • +3 other ingredients
  • Steak au Poivre
    • 1 teaspoon dried green peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • +4 other ingredients
  • Steak au Poivre
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    • Cooking spray
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    • +10 other ingredients
  • Steak au Poivre
    • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup Cognac or other brandy
    • +3 other ingredients

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