Steak Au Poivre
I have been cleaning all day and need a reward.
I want something delicious and not hard to make.
Since I worked so hard I need something substantial.
All I had was a small T bone so that is what I used.
Salt and pepper
I make a mixture of one teaspoon kosher salt and one tablespoon fresh ground peppercorns
One tablespoon olive oil
One tablespoon butter
One small chopped shallot
One more tablespoon butter
1/3 cup cognac
3/4 cup heavy cream
Heat the pan
Add the oil and butter
Season the meat
Place in the hot pan for about 4 to 5 minutes per side
Take out of the pan and cover with foil
Melt the other tablespoon of butter
Add the shallots and cook till soft and light brown
Take off the heat and add the cognac
Cook for another 3 minutes till the alcohol cooks off and you have this rich glaze
Add the cream and boil till the sauce thickens just a little
This takes about 5 more minutes
Make sure you stir frequently to get all the bits off the bottom of the pan
Season the sauce now but remember the steak is very salty so I usually don’t add any more salt.
Place the sauce on the plate with the steak and serve with some french bread slices and a small salad.
What a meal after a hard day at work.