Steak Au Poivre

20 Jan

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I have been cleaning all day and need a reward.

“Food”

I want something delicious and not hard to make.

Since I worked so hard I need something substantial.

“Meat”

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.

Thats it.

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.

 

 

 

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