New York Strip Steak Au Poivre recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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New York Strip Steak Au Poivre

Serves 2
Cuisine: French
Category: Steaks
Lean, pepper-crusted strip steak with a creamy brandy sauce. Make Steak Au Poivre for Two to delight your loved one with a special date night dinner.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
  • 1 (16-ounce) Certified Angus Beef ® strip steak
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorn blend (black, white, red, green)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter (dice 2 tablespoons into small cubes and keep refrigerated)
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  1. Crack peppercorns with the back of a skillet. Cut strip steak in half. Press cracked pepper firmly into both sides of each steak. Season with salt.
  2. Heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter in medium sauté pan over medium high heat. When butter foams, place steaks in pan, pressing firmly. Lower heat to medium and sear about 5 minutes on each side. Transfer steaks to a clean plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Add shallots to the pan and, holding the pan away from heat, add brandy. Return pan to medium high heat. Expect a flame while the alcohol burns off. Cook a minute until brandy thickens. Add beef stock, bring sauce back to a boil and reduce until thickened to a sauce consistency.
  4. Whisk in Dijon, sour cream and cold butter. Taste sauce and add salt to taste; remove from heat. Spoon sauce on plates and place steaks on top.
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