Steak au Poivre With Pink Peppercorns
2 (8-ounce) filet mignon or sirloin steaks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 shallot, minced fine
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 tablespoon pink peppercorns
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
Pinch of kosher salt
Heat broiler. Season steaks with course black pepper and salt on both sides. Place under broiler and cook for about 3 minutes on each side for medium rare doneness.
[amazon-product]0595298842[/amazon-product]In a saucepan, melt butter until bubbling. Add minced shallots and cook until soft. Add sherry and pink peppercorns and reduce by half. Stir in cream, and simmer until sauce thickens.
Place steaks on serving dishes and top with the peppercorn sauce. Serve.
Makes 2 servings.
Adapted from “The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations for Lovers” by Diane Brown