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Green Peppercorn Sauce
source French Cooking by Sunset
Recipe is with steak. We also make it with chicken...

Required Ingredients

Poundtender boneless beef steak
Tablespoonolive oil
½Cupminced shallots
Tablespoongreen peppercorns drained
¾Cupwhipping cream (or creme fraiche)
Tablespoondijon mustard
½Teaspoondry tarragon
salt to taste

Preparation Instructions

  1. Saute steak in butter and oil. When meat is cooked, add brandy to pan and set aflame (not beneath an exhaust fan) shaking pan until flame dies. Remove meat from pan and keep warm.
  2. Add shallots to pan; cook over high heat, stirring until soft (2-3 min. Rinse and drain peppercorns. Add peppercorns, cream, mustar, tarragon and any accumulated steak juices to pan. Boil over high heat, stirring, until shiny bubbles form (3-4 min)
  3. Pour sauce over steak (or chicken) and serve. Note: if flank steak is used, slice on diagonal before pouring sauce.