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Steak au Poivre

Here is an elegant entree that can be prepared in under 30 minutes! Tender meat and a great peppery flavor is accompanied by a rich cream sauce and fresh shiitake mushrooms. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Sprinkle steaks with pepper and salt. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook steaks in 1 tablespoon oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushroom in remaining oil. Add thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Add brandy; cook over medium heat until liquid is evaporated. Stir in cream. Serve with steaks.
Nutrition Facts
1 steak with 1/4 cup mushrooms: 342 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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