So here’s how this recipe for easy steak au poivre (otherwise known as steak with pepper) came about. We were ambling through a new supermarket near our house recently, and they have an enormous meat counter. And right in the center was a glorious display of pepper-crusted filet mignons, all ready for the cooking. I think the Southern husband actually got a little misty-eyed, and it got my competitive juices flowing, steak-wise.
So I picked up a couple of plain filet mignon steaks and decided I was going to one-up the supermarket steaks with a creamy, slightly boozy sauce to go along with the pepper crust. And let’s just say the Southern husband is cheery again. Ready to kick your steak up a notch? Let’s make it!