Delicious eye fillet steaks with a peppery bite smoothed with a velvety cream sauce. The perfect thing for a dinner party.
This is a very good variation of Steak Au Poivre. The cream sauce is very nice. The only thing I did differently was to cook the filets less. It is a standard misconception that 130 is medium rare. Not true. 120 will come up to medium rare,(125), once it sits for 5-7 minutes. Do NOT cut into the meat or poke it with a thermometer to check for doneness as all the juices will leak out. Figure 2-1/2 minutes per side on medium high for med rare. Please do not overcook filet. There is no fat on this cut and no margin for error! - 07 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Great recipe! I substituted milk for the heavy cream because that is what I had on hand. I added a little flour to help the sauce thicken. The filets came out perfect. I cooked them 4 min. each side. - 27 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I love beef with a creamy pepper sauce and this did not disapoint. I kicked the recipe up to my tastes as follows: Try with a NY Strip intead of the Filet. I coated the beef the with lots of coarsly cracked pepper and rubbed it in well. After I browned it in a scorching hot pan, i deglazed the pan with about 1/4 cup of brandy I turned the heat to med and added about a tablespoon of finely chopped shallots, then followed that with a little beef stock and let that cook to reduce a little. After that I added the heavy cream slowly until I had enough suace. I let that stay on the heat until it thickened a bit then poured it over the beef. It is a delicious sauce. Other cuts of beef work as well if not better than filet. Try this recipe with a ny strip before you take the plunge to filet. - 07 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)