Steak au Poivre
A delicious steak au poivre recipe to please everyone at your table.
Very easy to do and one you will want to make over and over again. This
is a recipe without all the cream, making it a much healthier option
especially if you are watching your weight.
As steak is such a favourite with everyone this is a good choice
for family meals as well as entertaining your friends. It's certainly
one of our choices for dinner ideas and of course is French cuisine at
it's best. Another french recipe to love!
Ingredients (For four people you will need)
4 rump steaks about ¾-1 inch thick
1 oz peppercorns (white preferably)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallots or spring onions
¼ pint (5/8 cup)
2-3 tablespoons brandy
Watercress to garnish
Prepare steaks by trimming them, and then wipe
dry with kitchen paper - very important so that the steaks will brown!
Crush peppercorns in a pestle and mortar.
Press crushed peppercorns into steaks on both
Leave for about half an hour (longer if
Heat 1oz butter and the olive oil in a heavy
Fry steaks on each side for 2-4 minutes,
depending on how you want them cooked.
Sprinkle with salt and place on a warm serving
Add the spring onions or shallots to the pan and and cook for a
Add stock and the brandy and mix well
with the meat juices, stirring continuously
Bring to the boil, heat for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the rest of the
Pour sauce over the steak.
Garnish with watercress and serve accompanied by
sautéed potatoes or your favourite vegetables.
A very tasty and nourishing meal for your family and friends – you'll be in love with this one!
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