Three Peppercorn Steaks w/ Herb Potatoes

Three Peppercorn Steaks W/ Herb Potatoes Recipe

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A great special-occasion or date night dinner.

From Everyday with Rachel Ray


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2 large
yukon gold or white potatoes, quartered
scant tablespoon szechuan peppercorns
scant tablespoon pink peppercorns
scant tablespoon black peppercorns
tenderloin steaks
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 Tbsp
shallots, finely chopped
garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 c
cognac or brandy
1 1/2 c
veal or beef stock
1/4 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
each chopped fresh dill, parsley and chives
2 c
arugula or watercress

How to Make Three Peppercorn Steaks w/ Herb Potatoes


  • 1Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to cover; bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, salt the water, then cook the potatoes until they are just fork tender, 6-8 minutes.
  • 2Place all the peppercorns on a work surface. Using a small, heavy skillet, whack the peppercorns, then roll the skillet over the peppercorns to coarsely crush. Sprinkle the steaks with the kosher salt and coat with the crushed peppercorns.
  • 3Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high. Add the oil, one turn of the pan. Add the steaks and cook until browned, turning once, about 6 minutes; transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Reduce the heat to medium and melt 2 tbsp. butter in the skillet. Add the shallots and garlic; season with salt and cook, stirring often, until softened - about 2 minutes. Add the cognac (off heat) and swirl to blend. Add the stock and bring to a bubble. Add the cream and simmer until thickened, 3-5 minutes.
  • 4Drain the potatoes; return to the hot pot. Add 2 tbsp. butter and the herbs. Season with salt; toss to coat.
  • 5Arrange the steaks on plates; top with the sauce and the arugula (optional). Serve each steak w/potatoes.

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About Three Peppercorn Steaks w/ Herb Potatoes

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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