Steak Au Poivre for Two recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Steak Au Poivre for Two

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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 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.

Nutritional information:

Calories: 616
Fat: 43 g
Saturated Fat: 19 g
Cholesterol: 184 mg
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 50 g
Sodium: 1138 mg
Iron: 28% of Daily Value

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