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Steak au poivreRecipe By: Villa Nova Estate Winery


4 lb boneless sirloin steak (from Norfolk beef suppliers)

2 ½ tbsp freshly cracked black pepper

3 tbsp butter

1 ½ tbsp salad oil

2/3 cup dry white or red wine (Villa Nova Red)

2 ½ tbsp brandy

1 tsp salt



Wipe steak with damp paper towels. Rub 1 ¼ tbsp pepper into each side

Slowly heat large, heavy skillet until very hot. Add 1 tbsp butter and oil, stirring until butter is melted.

Add steak. Over high heat, brown well on each side—about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium, and cook an additional 8-10 minutes per side for medium –rare. Remove steak to platter and keep warm.

Add remaining butter, wine, brandy and salt to skillet. Simmer, stirring 3 minutes. Pour over steak