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Sichuan Peppercorn Tenderloin Steak

Sichuan Peppercorn Tenderloin Steak

For my new years day dinner I wanted something tasty and yet easy to make. I had picked up some beef tenderloin a while ago when it was on sale and I cut it into steaks and froze the extras for later. I was thinking that a steak dinner would be nice and I remembered the steak in green peppercorn sauce that I had recently tried and enjoyed. Thinking about the peppercorns reminded me of sichuan peppercorns that I had discovered in 2008. Sichuan peppercorns have an amazing aroma and a mouth numbing property that is really nice. I was thinking that a simple sichuan peppercorn steak would be just the thing for my new years meal. I seasoned the steaks with some salt and crusted the steaks with both sichuan peppercorns and black peppercorns and seared them quickly on both sides. The sichuan peppercorn steak was nice and juicy with a crunchy crust that was both spicy and mouth numbingly good! I served the steak with some baby bok choy and shiitake mushrooms.

I hope everyone is enjoying new years day!

Ingredients:
2 tenderloin steaks
salt to taste
2 tablespoons black peppercorns (crushed)
2 tablespoons sichuan peppercorns (crushed)
1 tablespoon oil

Directions:
1. Season the steaks with salt to taste.
2. Press the peppercorns into the steaks on both sides.
3. Heat the oil in a pan.
4. Add the steaks and sear at medium high on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
5. Set aside and let rest for a few minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Steak Tenderloin in Pink Peppercorn Sauce
Steak Tenderloin in a Green Peppercorn Sauce
Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

62 comments:

Susan Wensel said...

What is the ingredient after the crushed peppercorns?

Ann said...

Wow this looks wonderful!

I just stumbled in off a click on another blog. I'll be back for more cooking ideas!~ann

Helene said...

What a beautiful steak Kevin.

Happy New Year!

Megan said...

I absolutely love steak this way. So tasty! Hope you are enjoying 2009!

Paula said...

I don't think I've ever had Sichuan peppercorns! My son would love this ... he loves steak and black pepper! Happy New Year!

Cakebrain said...

That's an amazing looking steak! yumm!

Kitt said...

Yummmmm. Awesome steak.

Happy New Year!

Kitt said...

Oh, and Susan, the missing ingredient is Sichuan peppercorns.

My crazy crazy life said...

Whoa, that thing looks like it's still moo-ing...just the way I like it! YUM!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful way of serving steak!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lori said...

Boy that looks spicy...but tasty!!

Beth said...

A great meal to start the year. Happy new year

Anne said...

Mmm looks perfectly cooked to me! Delicious!

Ann said...

thats was a wonderful new year dinner kevin..what the most someone can ask for ? super delicious looking !!

Lorraine E said...

Great choice for a NY's day dinner! Happy 2009 Kevin :D

Theresa said...

Great steak. Looks mouthwatering!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh my word - that looks truly delicious. What a great way to kick off 2009!

Happy New Year!

Lynnylu said...

A very tasty looking steak. I love the heat of the peppercorns. Your side goes great with the steak.

culinarycory.com said...

Sometimes the simplest seasoning can be the most flavorful. Love adding peppercorn to steak.

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - looks good sir!

-Darius
www.everydaycookin.com

Melissa said...

Ooooh, it looks beautiful and perfectly seasoned.

Debbie said...

The steak looks great and Happy New Year to you!!!

Peter M said...

That's a nice take on peppersteak...Happy New Year!

meeso said...

You never cease to amaze me... Looks too delicious!

Hillary said...

Kevin - this looks amazing! Great recipe to kick off 2009 :). Happy new year!

Fearless Kitchen said...

Sichuan peppercorns for this dish is a great idea. It takes something kind of mundane and makes it extra special.

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your site!! Happy New Year!

Jaime said...

wow, i love peppercorns and this looks fabulous!!!!

happy new year, kevin!

Jan said...

Lovely bit of steak there Kevin. I'm cooking steak tonight. Yours looks good.

biz319 said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Love the spice!

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Happy Friday!

elly said...

This looks seriously amazing, and the steak is cooked perfectly. Mmm.

Nate-n-Annie said...

That's a great lookin' steak. I love that it's quite rare in the middle.

Did your mouth go numb after eating all those Sichuan peppercorns?

Karen said...

Dang, Kevin - you cook some GOOD stuff! :) We eat a lot of wild game and I'm thinking this would be a great recipe for antelope steaks - one of my favorites. Happy New Year!

Bridgett said...

Due to the fact that I am a huge fan of beef, this dish looks so yummy. I Can't stop staring at it! Looks wonderful as usual, Kevin.

Julia said...

I am salivating. This looks perfectly cooked. It reminds me of a filet mignon I had in Italy with peppercorns.

Manger La Ville said...

A spicy and flavorful start to the New Year! Look amazing.

Kristen said...

I love sichuan pepperorns! never thought of using them like this. It looks scrumptious!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Simple steaks are always best. The crust looks gorgeous.

Marjie said...

Happy New Year, Kevin; this was a great way to ring it in!

Bellini Valli said...

Happy New year Kevin. It has been such a pleasure to follow your blog over the past year. I am looking forward to sharing many tasty dishes from TO.

MaryBeth said...

Sounds a bit spicy for me but the steak really does look very good.

Court said...

My goodness! The texture of your steak looks unreal!

Martha said...

I just discovered your blog because I was searching for an apple desert recipe. I have really enjoyed looking around!! Thanks for sharing your experiences with these recipes.

giz said...

I love peppercorn steaks - just gives steak a whole new dimension. The only thing I still can't get over is when the meat is rare looking.

Pam said...

Happy New Year Kevin! That is a perfectly cooked steak!

Mary said...

Kevin, this is absolutely gorgeous and I love Sichuan peppercorn coating. The heat and tingle on the tip of the tongue can't be explained, it has to be experienced.

Bren said...

loving the look of the tenderloin. great color and so juicaaay!

Happy New Year!

Steph said...

That is the perfect steak!

No Thyme To Cook said...

Great looking steak! It looks awesome! Perfectly done!

I bought Sichuan peppercorns a while back and never used them, now I will. thanks!

Manggy said...

Whoa! That is sweet-hot! My favorite kind of heat ;)
Happy new year Kev!

Amanda said...

Szechuan peppercorns scare me.

gaga said...

You're brave to make a sichuan peppercorn steak! It looks wonderful though!

Sara said...

that is gorgeous. what a great picture! my mouth is watering.

Jenn Sutherland said...

YUM! I love sichuan peppercorns, and am always looking for something new to cook with them - they do add a pleasing, numbing tingle to your food! I'll give this one a try later this week with some sirloin I've got in the fridge.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Look at that beautiful piece of beef!

Deborah said...

that is definitely my kind of meal! Looks delicious!

Kevin said...

Nate-n-Annie: The numbing effect of the sichuan peppercorns is quite nice.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I would really never have thought of combining Western favourite - steak with Chinese flavours - Sichuan Peppercorn! You're truly inspiring!

Happy new year!

EAT! said...

Your steak is cooked to perfection!!

noobcook said...

drooling very badly now hehe ... your steak is cooked to perfection =D

CECIL said...

I don't eat lot of steaks, but when I do, this is what I called perfect piece of steak! Well done, Kev.

Jeanne said...

Now that sounds like a meal to start off the new year on the right foot! Yum :)

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