My favourite of all the sauces for steak is a tasty pepper sauce recipe. A pepper sauce has a strong, hot and spicy taste which works brilliantly with a good steak and it is probably the most popular steak sauce.

A good pepper sauce recipe will be a great addition to the expertise of anyone who wants to make a great steak meal, but this sauce can be used with other meats too, including sausages, pork and gammon.

pepper sauce for steak

The sauce actually takes longer to make than the steak, which is quite unusual for many of the sauces for steak.

The type of steak that you use is a matter of personal choice. There is no one type of steak which goes best, but a fillet steak would be perfect for a special occasion if you are prepared to pay the money for it. Other types of steak like sirloin steak, rump steak or ribeye steak all work perfectly well with a peppercorn sauce too.

How to cook a pepper sauce recipe for steak

First, you need to boil about 250ml of beef stock in a saucepan. Put it onto a very high heat and leave the lid off while the stock boils down and reduces by about half. It should take about 7 or 8 minutes.

When the stock has reduced, add in a good tablespoon of crushed black peppercorns. You will need to do this in a pestle and mortar or use a rolling pin. Using fine pepper will not have the same effect, so crush the peppercorns so that they are consistency of grit. The more you add, the hotter your sauce will be.

pepper sauce for a steak sauce

Give this a stir so that the peppercorns are mixed into the stock and then turn the heat down and add about 150ml of double cream. Make sure that the heat is turned down when you add the cream, because otherwise it will curdle and spoil the pepper sauce.

Gently stir the saucepan with a wooden spoon and let the sauce gently bubble and thicken for about 10 minutes, before it is ready to pour over your steak.

While the sauce is slowly thickening, you can cook your steak.

Heat a frying pan and put a knob of butter or some vegetable oil in. When the oil is really hot, add your steak and cook for 2 minutes each side for rare steak, 4 minutes each side for medium and 6 minutes each side for well done steak. Turn the heat down a little bit for the final few minutes to prevent the steak being burned.

Once the steak is ready, you need to set it aside on a warm plate to rest for about 5 minutes. Allows the muscle in the steak to relax and become tend and tasty. This is actually something that you show do with any meat that you make.

Once the steak has rested, the pepper sauce should have thickened nicely. All you need to do now is pour the sauce over the steak and enjoy this delicious meal.

Good accompaniments for steak and peppercorn sauce are fries and a peppery salad like rocket. You could make some fried tomatoes or fried mushrooms too and they would taste great too.


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