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Peppered Steaks Flamed With Brandy

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Ingredients
  Sirloin 4 Ounce
For the steaks
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Sirloin strip steaks 40 Ounce (4 In Number, 10 Ounce Each)
  Coarsely cracked black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Shallots 2
For the sauce
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Shallots 2 , minced
  Mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Brandy/Armagnac 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Cold butter 4 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Into both sides of the steaks, press the pepper and season with a little salt; let it stand for 30 minutes.

MAKING
2. In a heavy-bottomed skillet or sauté pan, heat oil, add the steaks, and sauté over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare and 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium.
3. Transfer the steak to a plate and keep warm.

FINALISING
4. From the same pan, remove excess fat and heat oil.
5. Stir in the shallots and the mushrooms; and sauté over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Remove the pan from heat and carefully add the brandy and ignite; let the alcohol burn off.
7. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, chives, butter, and 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce is thoroughly combined and smooth.

SERVING
8. On warm serving plates, place steaks and spoon sauce over them.
9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Interest: 
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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