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Steak with Black Pepper Sauce

Black Pepper Steak

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I cooked a homely ribeye steak dinner with black pepper sauce on Valentine’s Day. Our plate looks quite gourmet, but it only took me under 30 minutes to prepare and cook this meal, and I would say the result is really well worth the time & effort spent.

See Also: Chinese Black Pepper Beef Recipe

Steak dinners are perfect for a romantic meal for two or a monthly indulgent meal, and it is fast to prepare since they cook really quickly. I usually prefer my steak without thick sauces, but since it is a special occasion, I made our family’s favourite black pepper steak sauce. You can tweak the pepperiness of the sauce to your liking by adjusting the amount of black peppercorn used, and crush them just before cooking to preserve its peppery flavour.

Black Pepper Steak

Tips for cooking perfect, juicy steak (more tips here):

  • For best results, choose steak which is preferably at least 1-inch thick (the thicker the better).
  • Let the steaks rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Season the steak with salt and black pepper just before cooking to prevent drying out the meat.
  • Heat saucepan on high heat until very hot. Place the steaks onto the hot pan (you should hear a sizzling sound if the pan is hot enough) and reduce the heat to medium high.
  • When cooking, turn the steak over once using a pair of kitchen tongs. Do not keep flipping and turning the steak as it is cooking.
  • Place the cooked steaks on a plate and let it “relax” for a few minutes before serving so that the juices will disperse throughout the steak and it will be juicy. Do not discard the liquid collected on the plate – use it for making steak sauce.

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25 Responses to “Steak with Black Pepper Sauce”

  1. Shirline Chia via Facebook — February 16, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Seem easy , will try


  2. Kel — February 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Hey, I cooked steak for hubby & I too, during V’s Day! Mine’s steak, broccoli & mashed potatoes. :)


    • wiffy replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

      it sounds very sumptuous, especially with the mashed potatoes :)


  3. TasteHongKong — February 16, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Some more sauce, please : )! Always adore you esay way of making gourmet dishes.


  4. Iso — February 16, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi! Wowwwww now I’m craving a good steak!
    I’ve tried something similar, taken from Alton Brown’s Steak au Poivre (pepper steak) – you can actually coat the entire steak with pepper, and it’s still not too hot. Check it out ;)


    • wiffy replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

      Hi! Yes is similar to Steak au Poivre, which is something I want to try once I gather all the ingredients (namely the cognac hehe)


  5. — February 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Easy and short time to cook is appealing to me. With the tips to make this perfect and juicy , I’m sure I can cook this. =) Thanks!


  6. Platanos Mangoes & Me! — February 17, 2012 @ 12:53 am

    I crave a good steak and this sauce is a must to try.


  7. Little Corner of Mine — February 17, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    Looks good! Even though I don’t like steak.


  8. mochachocolatarita — February 17, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    waaaaa such a sweet homemade meal for vday. i didnt make anything this year T_T


    • wiffy replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

      I know you went 5 star restaurant to celebrate hehehe


  9. Lia Chen — February 17, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    You were so thoughtful to prepare a special dinner for your family. I love lot and lots of sauce on my steak, yum!!


  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 17, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    You make it seen so easy to cook a perfect steak!! Love the pepper sauce.