​Steak au Poivre

Posted by Isabel on Jan 23rd 2023

​Steak au Poivre

Serves: 2 people - Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time:15 minutes


  • Frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Plate
  • Whisk


  • 1 lb of beef tenderloin, center cut
  • Salt , Pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Cognac
  • 1/2 cup of cream


  1. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  2. In a pan set over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil. As soon as the butter and oil begin to turn lightly golden, place the steaks in the pan. 
  3. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium. Remove the steaks to a plate.
  4. To the same pan, add the Cognac. Let boil for a few minutes. Add the cream. Bring the mixture back to a boil and whisk until the sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  5. Add the steaks back to the pan, spoon the sauce over, and serve.