Steak Au Poivre

Recipe provided by SavorX and Pete Taylor

Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4 Famished Friends
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins

If you’ve been lucky enough to try this AMAZING dish, you will know how beautiful it really is. Cracked peppercorn seared steak with a cognac cream sauce. I like to pair this dish with Herbs de Provence potatoes, and asparagus sprinkled with Fleur de sel (French Sea Salt). Bon Appétit!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Steak Au Poivre Culinary Kit
  • 4 Thick-Cut Steaks (I prefer tenderloin), 6 to 8 ounces each and no more than 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Cognac, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Pound Asparagus
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Red Bliss Potatoes

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Directions:

 Potatoes:

  • Coat washed potatoes with oil.
  • Toss with Kosher salt and the Herbs de Provence from your Culinary Kit.
  • Bake at 350°F until fork tender.

Asparagus:

  • Trim asparagus.
  • Blanch.
  • Shock in ice water.
  • Set aside until the steak is ready.
  • Saute in a medium skillet.
  • Sprinkle with Fleur de Sel from your Culinary Kit.

Steak:

  • Sprinkle all sides of steaks with Kosher Salt
  • Spread the crushed peppercorns from your Culinary Kit evenly on a plate.
  • Coat each surface of the steaks by pressing them into the peppercorns. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • When the butter and olive oil begin to turn golden and smoke, place the steaks in the pan.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
  • Remove pan from heat, transfer steaks to a holding dish and cover with a foil tent. Do not scrape the pan.

Sauce

  • With the pan away from the heat, add 1/3 Cup Cognac to pan and carefully ignite with a long match or firestick.
  • Shake pan gently until the flames die.
  • Return pan to medium heat.
  • Add cream and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the teaspoon of Cognac.
  • Season to taste.
  • Spoon sauce over steaks.

Pete Taylor from SavorX has a video that shows how to prepare this dish.

 

 

 

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