Steak au Poivre

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: **


  • 4 x 200g fillet steak (for two people)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons black peppercorns,crushed
  • 40g butter
  • 3 tablespoons Cognac
  • 60ml white wine
  • 125ml (thick/heavy)cream

How to Cook

Rub the steaks on both sides with the oil and press the crushed peppercorns into the meat. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and cook the steaks for 2-4 minutes on each side (depending on how you like your steak).

Add the Cognac and flambe by lighting the pan with a match.

Put the steaks on a hot plate. Add the wine to the pan and boil, stirring, for 1 minute to deglaze the pan. Add the cream and stir for 1-2 minutes. Season and pour over the steaks.

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