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Pepper Steak

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MyCookbook Member: Carmen
Recipe Category: Beef
Recipe Preparation Level: easy
    4 pieces rib eye steak, each about 2cm thick
    1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
    1 tbls oil
    2 tbls black peppercorns
    1 tbls white peppercorns (optional)
    50g (1.5oz) butter
    1/4 cup brandy
    1/2 cup cream

    Flatten steaks to 1cm. Rub both sides of steaks with garlic and brush lightly with oil. Coarsley crush peppercorns and press in a thin layer all over steaks. Leave to stand for 30mins to absorb flavours.
    Heat butter in a pan and cook steaks over high heat for 2mins each side to seal, turning once. For rare steaks cook for another minute each side. For medium and well-done steaks, lower the heat and cook for another 2-3mins each side for med and 4-6mins each side for well done.
    Remove the pan from heat. Add brandy and ignite, shake the pan gently until flame sibsides. Transfer steaks to serving plates; cover and keep warm. Add the cream to the pan, stirring to incorporate pan juices. Return to heat and stir for 1-2mins to warm through. Pour over steaks and serve.

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