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Pepper steak

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Pepper-crusted sirloin steak is served with a shallot, zucchini and brandy sauce in this showstopping recipe that’s ideal for a special occasion.

Ingredients

Peppercorn

1 tbs, black variety, crushed

Lean beef sirloin steak

495 g, (Buy 4 x 155g steaks), fat trimmed

Olive oil

2 tsp

Zucchini

3 medium, halved lengthways, thinly sliced

Green shallot(s)

3 individual, finely chopped

Brandy

2½ tbs

Beef stock

½ cup(s), (125ml)

Dijon mustard

3 tsp

Instructions

  1. On a plate combine peppercorns and ½ teaspoon salt. Coat steak on one side with pepper mixture, pressing on lightly to give an even coating, place onto a separate plate.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook steaks, peppercorn side down, for 3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to plate and loosely cover with foil, rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Cook zucchini and shallots in the same frying pan, stirring, for 3 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Season with salt. Add brandy, cook for 20 seconds (if brandy flames, cover pan with lid and remove from heat until it dies down).
  4. Add stock and mustard, whisk until smooth. Simmer for 3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with steaks.

Notes

Use bourbon or extra beef stock instead of brandy. Your steak will be cooked medium when a cooking thermometer inserted into the middle of the steak reads 63°C. Serve with steamed broccoli.