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!
Sichuan Peppercorn Tenderloin Steak
- 2 tenderloin steaks
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons black peppercorns (crushed)
- 2 tablespoons sichuan peppercorns (crushed)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Season the steaks with salt to taste.
- Press the peppercorns into the steaks on both sides.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the steaks and sear at medium high on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
- Set aside and let rest for a few minutes.
Susan Wensel says
What is the ingredient after the crushed peppercorns?
Wow this looks wonderful!
I just stumbled in off a click on another blog. I’ll be back for more cooking ideas!~ann
What a beautiful steak Kevin.
Happy New Year!
I absolutely love steak this way. So tasty! Hope you are enjoying 2009!
I don’t think I’ve ever had Sichuan peppercorns! My son would love this … he loves steak and black pepper! Happy New Year!
That’s an amazing looking steak! yumm!
Yummmmm. Awesome steak.
Happy New Year!
Oh, and Susan, the missing ingredient is Sichuan peppercorns.
My crazy crazy life says
Whoa, that thing looks like it’s still moo-ing…just the way I like it! YUM!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A wonderful way of serving steak!
Boy that looks spicy…but tasty!!
A great meal to start the year. Happy new year
Mmm looks perfectly cooked to me! Delicious!
thats was a wonderful new year dinner kevin..what the most someone can ask for ? super delicious looking !!
Lorraine E says
Great choice for a NY’s day dinner! Happy 2009 Kevin 😀
Great steak. Looks mouthwatering!
Oh my word – that looks truly delicious. What a great way to kick off 2009!
Happy New Year!
A very tasty looking steak. I love the heat of the peppercorns. Your side goes great with the steak.
Sometimes the simplest seasoning can be the most flavorful. Love adding peppercorn to steak.
Darius T. Williams says
Wow – looks good sir!
Ooooh, it looks beautiful and perfectly seasoned.
The steak looks great and Happy New Year to you!!!
Peter M says
That’s a nice take on peppersteak…Happy New Year!
You never cease to amaze me… Looks too delicious!
Kevin – this looks amazing! Great recipe to kick off 2009 :). Happy new year!
Fearless Kitchen says
Sichuan peppercorns for this dish is a great idea. It takes something kind of mundane and makes it extra special.
Always enjoy your site!! Happy New Year!
wow, i love peppercorns and this looks fabulous!!!!
happy new year, kevin!
Lovely bit of steak there Kevin. I’m cooking steak tonight. Yours looks good.
Wow, that looks amazing! Love the spice!
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This looks seriously amazing, and the steak is cooked perfectly. Mmm.
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?
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!
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.
I am salivating. This looks perfectly cooked. It reminds me of a filet mignon I had in Italy with peppercorns.
Manger La Ville says
A spicy and flavorful start to the New Year! Look amazing.
I love sichuan pepperorns! never thought of using them like this. It looks scrumptious!
[email protected] says
Simple steaks are always best. The crust looks gorgeous.
Happy New Year, Kevin; this was a great way to ring it in!
Bellini Valli says
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.
Sounds a bit spicy for me but the steak really does look very good.
My goodness! The texture of your steak looks unreal!
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.
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.
Happy New Year Kevin! That is a perfectly cooked steak!
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.
loving the look of the tenderloin. great color and so juicaaay!
Happy New Year!
That is the perfect steak!
Great looking steak! It looks awesome! Perfectly done!
I bought Sichuan peppercorns a while back and never used them, now I will. thanks!
Whoa! That is sweet-hot! My favorite kind of heat 😉
Happy new year Kev!
Szechuan peppercorns scare me.
You’re brave to make a sichuan peppercorn steak! It looks wonderful though!
that is gorgeous. what a great picture! my mouth is watering.
Jenn Sutherland says
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 says
Look at that beautiful piece of beef!
that is definitely my kind of meal! Looks delicious!
Nate-n-Annie: The numbing effect of the sichuan peppercorns is quite nice.
Mrs Ergül says
I would really never have thought of combining Western favourite – steak with Chinese flavours – Sichuan Peppercorn! You’re truly inspiring!
Happy new year!
Your steak is cooked to perfection!!
drooling very badly now hehe … your steak is cooked to perfection =D
I don’t eat lot of steaks, but when I do, this is what I called perfect piece of steak! Well done, Kev.
Now that sounds like a meal to start off the new year on the right foot! Yum 🙂