1 tsp olive oil
4 - 7oz fillet steak
3 tbsp brandy
1 tbsp green peppercorns
1 tbsp pink peppercorns
4 1/2 oz red wine
2 tbsp crème fraîche
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 325F
Trim any excess fat off the steaks.
In a cast iron frying pan heat half of the butter and the oil. When hot put in the steaks and cook for 5 minutes on each side over a medium-high heat. (This will produce a rare to medium steak).
Remove the steaks from the pan and keep them warm in the oven. Add the brandy to the juices in the pan and ignite.
Add the peppercorns, red wine and crème fraîche to the pan. Boil hard to combine. Season well and add the remaining butter.
Put steaks on to serving plates. Add any juices the steaks may have produced to the sauce. Carefully pour over the sauce and serve.
Posted: 4/8/2011 2:34:34 PM