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Steakau Poivre

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Ingredients
  Black peppercorns 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mignon fillets/Boneless sirloins 32 Ounce (4 Fillets, 8 Ounce Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Shallots 4
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Green peppercorns 1 Tablespoon, drained
  Cognac/Brandy of same quantity 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Beef broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a mortar with a pestle or on a board with a rolling pin, coarsely crush the black peppercorns.
2) Pat both sides of each steak into the pepper, then scatter with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
3) Remove the peel and finely chop the shallots.

MAKING
4) In a large skillet over moderate-high heat, stir 1 tablespoon butter in the oil, until melted.
5) Now add the steaks.
6) Cook fillets for 8-10 minutes, turning once, and cook boneless sirloins for 6 minutes, just turning once.
7) Return the steaks to individual serving plates and cover to keep warm.
8) Ladle off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan.
9) Now add the shallots and cook over moderate low heat until tender and translucent for about 5 minutes, mixing frequently.
10) Now add the green peppercorns and the cognac.
11) Allow the mixture to boil over high heat, then add the broth.
12) Further cook until the liquid is reduced by half for about 3 minutes.
13) Take off the pan from the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, whipping until the butter melts and the sauce is of smooth consistency.

SERVING
14) Add required seasonings the sauce to taste, then ladle over each steak and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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