This fundamental kitchen spice shows its best qualities in recipes such as pepper sauce and salt and pepper squid, or just as a freshly-grated garnish added at the last moment.
This is a quick red wine, mushroom and peppercorn sauce which cooks very quickly. You could use any red wine with it. It's very tasty poured over a good steak.
The classic pepper crusted steak, served with a creamy brandy sauce. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Peppercorn Steak Video.
Ten years ago, while visiting a bakery in the small seaside village of Hastings in S.E. Victoria, I was fortunate to try a Pepper Steak Pie. This pie was a must try to create at home, after experiencing what I had found is a great example of the perfect Pepper Steak Pie. You need to let this steak mix cool for at least three hours before you bake it-overnight is ideal. Try this out :)
Venison when it is in season is so succulent and flavourful it doesn't need much in the way of a complicated preparations. Salt and pepper will do it!
An easy garlic and pepper rub is the perfect complement to a juicy steak. Serve with rice or crusty bread and a salad.