Rib-Eye Steak Au Poivre With Capers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Maria Guarnaschelli always stirs a few capers into the sauce. This recipe is a favorite at Nick & Stef's Steakhouse. Food & Wine Magazine. Steaks must marinate for 2 hours - didn't allow for that. Serve with Classic Pommes Anna - Simple French Gratin Potato Cake and Brussels Sprouts Lardons & a fruity, peppery Washington State Syrah that will stand up to the steak's intense spice rub.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the black peppercorns with the garlic, cumin and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  2. Rub this mixture all over the steaks and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until shimmering.
  4. Season the steaks with salt, add them to the skillet and cook over moderate heat until browned, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
  5. Transfer the steaks to a warmed platter and season again with salt.
  6. Discard the fat in the skillet.
  7. Add the wine and simmer over low heat until reduced to a syrup, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the mustard, green peppercorns and capers in brine and stir once or twice.
  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the butter.
  10. Return the steaks to the skillet and turn to glaze with the sauce.
  11. Transfer the steaks to plates, sprinkle with the parsley and serve with afore mentioned dishes.