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Steak Au Poivre Vert

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“This is my #1 favorite recipe in my whole collection. It is the first meal I made for my husband. Be sure to use green peppercorns (available packed in brine in a can or bottle). Adapted from a recipe in Jr. League of San Francisco's "San Francisco a la Carte".”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium-heat cook cream, stirring fairly frequently until reduced to approximately 1 cup.
  2. (Be sure to use a large enough pan as this bubbles up and will overflow pan if you are not careful).
  3. The cream should be thick.
  4. When it is, set in refrigerator.
  5. In skillet large enough to hold the filets in a single layer, heat oil until it is hot.
  6. Cook steaks for 3 to 4 minutes per side and then set aside and keep warm (I put them in oven at low temperature).
  7. Pour off excess fat from the skillet and deglaze with brandy; set aside.
  8. To the cream, add bouillon cubes, lemon juice, salt and sherry.
  9. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
  10. Remove from heat and add deglazing liquid along with the peppercorns.
  11. Reheat and pour a small amount over each steak.
  12. Serve remaining sauce in a gravy boat.

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