How to make it

  • heat 1 Tbs. butter in a heavy bottomed skillet over mediun heat,when foaming subsides, add shallots and cook stiring till softened,about 2 minutes
  • add both broths and increase heat to high and boil till reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 8 minutes)set broth mixture aside
  • rinse and wipe out skillet
  • meanwhile sprinkle salt to both sides of steaks
  • rub one side of steaks with crushed peppercorns,press pepper into steaksfirmly with fingers
  • place empty skillet onver medium heat until hot(about 4 minutes)
  • Lay,unpeppered,side of steaks in hot skillet,increase heat to medium high,firmly press down on steaks with bottom of a cake pan
  • cook steaks,without moving them,until well browned,about 6 minutes,Turn over with tongs and press down with the cake pan
  • cook peppered side for about 3 minutes for rare-4 minutes for medium rare-5 minutes for medium
  • transfer to plate and tent to keep warm and rest
  • pour broth,cream and 1/4 cup brandy in skillet and scrape bottom well to get all the brown bits
  • simmer untill deep golden brown and sauce heavely coats the back of a spoon-about 5 minutes
  • remove from heat,wisk in 3 Tbs. butter , remaining 1 Tb brandy, cream, lemon juice and any accumulated meat juices. adjust seasoning and serve steak with sauce spooned over.

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    " It was excellent "
    zoeb ate it and said...
    I could really go for one of these now!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This steak will be really smooth..........
    going down with that wonderful cream sauce....
    Love the brandy !....brandy makes everything better!
    Thanks....mjcmcook.... BIG 5 !
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    Wow, what a steak!
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