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Beef with Five Peppercorns Recipe

Beef with Five Peppercorns

Rating 5-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
Graham

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Much of my cooking is biased towards French styles and methods and Steak au Poivre is one of my favourites. I love the mixture of the five peppercorns, which is much more fragrant than just using one type.

However, the Chinese often find large pices of beef intimidating, preferring to cut meat into slices and stir-fry it quickly, as in this recipe. The result is a fast dish that combines Fusion elements of East and West to give a unique slant on a classic dish.

      Preparation Time: 10 Minutes + waiting

      Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients for Beef with Five Peppercorns

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To serve 4:
1 lb
Lean beef steak
3 tablespoons
groundnut (peanut) oil
2 tablespoons
cognac
3 large
shallots
2 tablespoons
five peppercorn mixture
½ teaspoon
salt
8 fl oz
chicken stock
2 tablespoons
butter cut into small pieces
For the marinade
1 tablespoon
light soy sauce
1 tablespoon
rice wine or dry sherry
2 teaspoons
cornflour (cornstarch)
1 tablespoon
sesame oil

 

How to Cook Beef with Five Peppercorns

  1. Cut the beef into strips about 5cm (2") long and 5mm (¼") thick, cutting against the grain. Place in a dish with the marinade ingredients, mix well and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Meanwhile peel and finely chop the shallots. If your peppercorns aren't in a bottle with a grinding top, extract 2 tablespoons of whole peppercorns and crush them either in a pestle and mortar, or with the flat of a cleaver.
  2. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat until it is very hot. Add the groundnut (peanut) oil and, when the oil is hot and begins to smoke, add the beef from the marinade using a slotted spoon. Stir fry for about 2 minutes (it should be barely cooked). Remove the beef and drain in a colander.
  3. Pour all the oil from the pan and reheat over a high heat. Add the cognac. Deglaze by stirring and scraping the base of the pan or wok with a wooden spoon. Add the chopped shallots, the ground peppercorns, salt, and chicken stock then simmer over a high heat until reduced by half. Stir in the butter piece by peice.
  4. Return the beef to the pan and stir fry for 30 seconds to warm it through. Serve straight away with noodles.


Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
Don't be tempted to overcook the beef. It is much more tender if a little undercooked rather than overcooked.
 
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Reviews of Beef with Five Peppercorns

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again September 13 2020
I made this for a dinner party.....the taste was fab...have to say that everyone commented on how nice it was! I added more peppercorns because we all like their bite. It tasted fine...really enjoyed it..will definitly make this again.
(2 reviews)
 
Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 16 2014
This is just so easy to do and very impressive! It looks like a lot of hard work has gone into it when it really hasn't! Will definitely be making this again - thanks for all the tips about not overcooking the beef. You were right - it was so tender.
(2 reviews)
 

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