A Different Steak Au Poivre
A succulent steak dinner made with hot pepper sauce and a bit of gin. 94
beef, sirloin tip
top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick, boneless
or onion, minced
red hot pepper sauce
Cut steak into 4 equal portions, and press the peppercorns evenly into both sides. Heat 1½ tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until bubbly. Cook steaks 10 to 12 minutes for rare (140 degrees) or to desired doneness, turning once. Remove to a warm platter.
Add the shallots to the skillet; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in the pepper sauce. Add the gin; carefully ignite with a match. When flames die out, remove from the heat, swirl in remaining butter until melted and pour the sauce over the steaks.
Serving suggestions: Steamed fresh baby carrots and sugar snap peas.