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Steak Tenderloin in a Pink Peppercorn Sauce

Steak Tenderloin in Pink Peppercorn Sauce


Not too long ago I discovered green peppercorns and I enjoyed them in a steak with green peppercorn sauce dish. Since then I had been keeping an eye out for peppercorns and I recently came across some brined pink peppercorns. What a perfect excuse to enjoy another steak! This time I envisioned a perfectly seared steak covered in a red wine and pink peppercorn sauce with shallots and some green parsley for a nice contrasting colour. The steak with pink peppercorns turned out to be another one of those meals that was quick and easy and tasted great! Where the green peppercorns were softer and milder the pink peppercorns were harder and stronger. Combined with the crushed black peppercorns this steak was really peppery, which I liked. (If you are not a huge fan of pepper you should cut down on the amount of both peppercorns.) I really enjoyed the slightly hard texture of the pink peppercorns and getting that nice burst of pepper when biting into them. I served the steak in pink peppercorn sauce on a bed of white cheddar and garlic mashed potatoes along with a simple salad.

Steak Tenderloin in Pink Peppercorn Sauce

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon mixed peppercorns (roughly crushed)
2 steaks
salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot (chopped)
1 tablespoon pink peppercorns in brine
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)

Directions:
1. Press the steaks into the peppercorns to coat and season with salt.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Sear the steaks on high heat on both sides for about 2-4 minutes per side for medium-rare and set aside.
4. Melt the butter in the pan.
5. Add the shallots and peppercorns and saute until the shallots are tender, about 4 minutes.
6. Add the red wine and deglaze the pan.
7. Add the beef stock and mustard and simmer to reduce by half.

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58 comments:

Sauced said...

This looks delicious! I love anything with spice, so I appreciate the double pepper on this one. I'm going to have to put this on my list of things to make.

Dana McCauley said...

You know, I was just thinking about pink peppercorns earlier today! What a coincidence! I think I'm going to use them in a salad dressing - I'm thinking I'll crush them and add them to a basic white wine vinegar based vinaigrette along with some tarragon.

I think it might be quite good on frisee. Your post makes me think that I should add steak to my salad.

Jennifer said...

Man, I wish I had this recipe when we made our Ny strips the other nights-yum!

Heather said...

the color on that steak is so perfectly beautiful! i love the sauce, too!

Nicole said...

Our new house has trees in the back with pink peppercorns! I've thought of harvesting and drying them, but haven't done it yet. This is a good reminder!

But I've never heard of brined peppercorns! Will have to keep an eye out (or maybe make some myself)! Your meal looks fabulous!

MaryBeth said...

YUM-O..we love a good steak at our house, my husband loved your peppercorn sauce.

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Chef Fresco said...

This looks so good! We're going to have to give it a try - peppercorns are a great addition

Ann said...

wow,thats a delicious plate..and yes peppercorns are a worth addition.

Psychgrad said...

Looks really good. How do the pink peppercorns compare the green ones in this dish?

Pam said...

Can I come for dinner? This looks amazing. I love the sauce.

Elra said...

Kevin, this mix color peppercorn is the best, I never seen the pink peppercorn in brine though. I wish you have the picture of this delicious sounding peppercorn. I can imagine how delicious this steaks with the sauce together.
Cheers,
Elra

Manger La Ville said...

I love pink peppercorns, they are not used nearly as often as they should. And they are quite delicious. This steak sounds amazing, I DO LOVE PEPPERY THINGS!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful presentation and a scrummy looking meal! Heavenly!

Cheers and have a great weekend,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

Pink beef, pink peppercorns.....you have once again created a masterpiece her, Kevin!!!

Jan said...

That steak looks cooked to perfection, the mash looks divine too. Needless to say I have never come across pink peppercorns. (Sigh)

noobcook said...

yum, pink peppercorns sounds tasty n cute... n goes so well as a sauce base for your steak. I must try looking for some ^^

Bridgett said...

Beautiful! This is definitely making me hungry.

Cindy Ruth said...

This looks really good. I don't think I've ever seen brined pink peppercorns. I really enjoy your site-your recipes sound great, and your photos are wonderful.

MeetaK said...

amazing! look at the meat it's done just perfect. a great looking plate kevin!

Emily said...

Beautiful and delicious! How perfect would this be for Valentine's Day dinner? Mmm.

Sophie said...

Kevin, that dish looks scrumptious, once again! The beef is cooked to perfection & the sauce looks so super! MMMMMmmmm....

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Pink peppercorn costs a lot here! Sigh!

Lorraine@NotQuiteNigella said...

I'm currently into pink peppercorns too! I made some strawberry macarons with pink peppercorns. I think they'd follow your steak tenderloin perfectly!

Jan said...

Oooh yum - I love steak and your sauce sounds really yummy!

Parker said...

Steak looks amazingly tender. Love the pink peppercorns on it...seems like a valentine's meal.

Manggy said...

Ooh, I love a good steak au poivre. I'd finish the sauce with a bit of creme fraiche too for more thickness and richness :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks like I need to go peppercorn shopping!

Cheryl said...

Ohh lordy Kevin, that looks tasty!

Ben said...

Wow great sauce! I wonder how it would taste with chicken.

Kathleen said...

KEVIN!

Please come feed me.


Thank you.


One Tree.


(Iso admire your dedication to cooking something different every night.
You rock.)

Sue said...

Kevin what an amazing picture....That steak looks like it would just melt in your mouth. I love pepper and put it on every meal I eat.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

This looks fabulous! I love pink peppercorns, I make a salmon dish with them. Your sauce looks delicious and the mashed potatos, to die for.

diva said...

fabulous! that tenderloin is beautifully cooked. i love the flavours kevin...x

Jennifer said...

I haven't seen pink peppercorns before. That sounds amazing!

Rosie said...

That looks really good Kevin!! I know my hubby would just enjoy this dish,

Rosie x

chuck said...

OMG Kevin, that peppercorn sauce sounds amazing. I love how it spreads on the plate. I want a spoon of those mashed potatoes and the sauce. Don't get me wrong I love the steak also, but the mashed potatoes and that sauce together would be amazing!

Debbie said...

Looks very good. I love the peppercorns!!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

That looks incredible - The peppercorn sauce is something I have wanted to try and have not found the right recipe... That is until now!!

Rita said...

My husband would LOVE this...

The Duo Dishes said...

If you hadn't said it, we would've thought those were pomegranate seeds! Pretty in pink.

Hillary said...

Now that's a good dish for Valentine's Day! So perfectly cooked and so pretty!

meeso said...

Oh boy, this sure does look so so good! I have got to start cooking some of your recipes!

Joie de vivre said...

Your plating is gorgeous as always!

biz319 said...

Love the medium rare on the steak!

Happy Friday!

Sara said...

This looks great, will have to go out and find some pink peppercorns!

Pam said...

Perfectly cooked steak! I'll have to keep on the lookout for brined peppercorns.

Peter M said...

A gorgeous steak dinner...yum!

mycookinghut said...

Your steak looks so tender and juicy! This is great!

dishesdone said...

Your steak looks great! Cooked to perfection! Pink peppercorns sound nice!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Just look at that beautiful sauce! I'll take this, and that molten cake for dessert! Yumm, yumm!!

EAT! said...

I would definately like to have dinner at your house!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Such great color!

Tasty Trends said...

i don't eat steak but that looks absolutely delicious!!!

Jeanne said...

Peppercorn sauce (green or pink) has always been a hot favourite with steak in this house - yours looks just perfect!

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous plate of food!!

Debbie said...

Try cooking your tenderloin on a griddle on top of your grill. It can add an even greater taste to the meat.

Anonymous said...

Very delicious yumm!!

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