Classic Au Poivre Sauce For Steak

The pan sauce that is au poivre is complex in its flavor profile, but ridiculously easy to achieve with only seven ingredients, chief among them being Cognac.

This recipe for Sauce Au Poivre (recette sauce au poivre), is a 15 minute mind blowing bite of deliciousness.

Ingredients

Steaks Kosher Salt Peppercorns Butter Olive oil Cognac Whipping cream

Remove the beef filets mignon steaks from the refrigerator. Sprinkle all sides LIBERALLY with Kosher salt.

Set a non-stick saucepan on the stove top over very low heat and warm the heavy whipping cream slowly.

Use a spice grinder, mortar and pestle, or plastic baggie and a meat mallet to coarsely crush the peppercorns.

Take each steak and press it into the peppercorns being sure to coat all sides.

Place a large cast iron skillet atop the stove and add the unsalted butter followed by the olive oil.

Add the filets and allow the steaks to sear undisturbed for 4 minutes per side for medium rare.

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