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Steak au Poivre

Source: Saveur Magazine
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  4 servings
Steak specialist Francis Marie, owner of Les Gourmets des Ternes in Paris, believes that steak au poivre originated in the 19th century in the bistros of Normandy, where noted figures took their female companions for late suppers. (Pepper was considered an aphrodisiac.)
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoon black peppercorns
Four 6 ounce beef filets, about 1 1/2 in. thick
Salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup cognac
1 cup beef stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
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DIRECTIONS
Wrap peppercorns in a clean dish towel, then crush, either by pressing firmly with the bottom of a heavy skillet or by tapping gently with a mallet. (Peppercorns should be cracked, not ground.) Transfer pepper to a plate, then roll filets in it so that they are evenly coated. Season liberally on both sides with salt.


Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add filets and cook until well browned, about 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Transfer steaks to 4 warmed plates. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm while you prepare sauce.


Add cognac to hot pan, then carefully ignite with a long handled match. (Keep lid handy so flame can be extinguished if necessary.) Allow alcohol to burn off, about 1 minute, then add stock. Cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add cream and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pour over steaks.


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Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 5
by: Melissa, VA Reviewed: 06/12/2008
This dish is a perfect way to make your man happy this father's day! I would definitely make it again.
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