Try this sophisticated recipe for a rich, creamy and complex pepper sauce that will enhance the taste of any steak immediately.


  • 2 fillet steaks

  • 3 teaspoons black pepper corns, coarsely ground

  • 28g (1oz) unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons brandy

  • 1 teaspoons French mustard

  • 1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 75ml (2.5 fl oz) beef stock

  • 2 tablespoons red wine

  • 1 tablespoon green peppercorns in brine

  • 75ml (2.5 fl oz) double cream

  • 2 tsp parsley, finely chopped

  • Salt to taste


  • 1.

    Put some cling film over each stake and beat the steaks with a mallet a little to flatten. Remove the cling film. Press the cracked pepper into both sides of the steak.

  • 2.

    Heat a frying pan over a high flame, add the oil, and when hot, add the steak. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or to longer if you prefer your steak well cooked.

  • 3.

    Add the brandy to the frying pan and flambé, let the flames die down and then take out the steaks.

  • 4.

    Keeping the pan hot add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock and red wine. Whisk to combine, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil.

  • 5.

    Add the green peppercorns, cream and parsley and reduce until it coats the back of a spoon.

  • 6.

    Add the meat to the sauce. Stir to combine the meat juices with the pepper sauce, and warm the meat through, but do not re-boil. To serve, place each steak on a plate and pour over some of the sauce. Serve with your favourite vegetables.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 1408kj
  • Fat Total 105g
  • Saturated Fat 48g
  • Protein 94g
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 1390mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

Powered by

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings