Peppered Steak with Brandy Flambe

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you have never tried this entree, treat yourself to a little slice of heaven!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steaks should have been out of refrigeration for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle bottom of a large heavy weight skillet with the salt and preheat using high heat.
  3. Press the steaks into the crushed peppercorns and work it into both sides of the meat with the palm of your hand.
  4. When skillet is well heated, add the steaks and quickly brown each side, uncovered.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, turning steaks once and cooking to the desired degree of rareness (6-7 minutes per side for a medium to rare 1 1/2 inch thick filet).
  6. In a separate pan combine and heat the butter, lemon juice and worcestershire.
  7. Place cooked steaks on serving platter, pour heated butter mixture over steaks and flambe.
  8. To flambe: Use 1 ounce of hot (not boiling but hot) brandy per steak.
  9. Pour brandy over steak, light a match, and let the liquor burn out on its own.
  10. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was a very tasty recipe. I really enjoyed the intense peppercorn flavour mixed with the butter, lemon & Brandy. Unfortunately, my husband found it a little too tart for his liking...thus the middle ground rating.

Ennoia February 16, 2004

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