The Best Peppercorn Sauce

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If you’re looking to elevate your steak dish to the next level, a creamy peppercorn sauce is the perfect addition. This classic French sauce is rich, velvety, and packed with flavor. It’s made with a blend of heavy cream, beef broth, peppercorns, and a splash of brandy, giving it a complex taste that pairs perfectly with a juicy steak.

While peppercorn sauce may seem like a daunting recipe to tackle, it’s actually quite simple to make. With just a handful of ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create a restaurant-quality sauce in the comfort of your own kitchen. Plus, by making your own sauce from scratch, you can customize the flavors to your liking and avoid any preservatives or additives that may be found in store-bought sauces.

One of the great things about peppercorn sauce is its versatility. It not only pairs perfectly with steak, but it can also be used as a dip for vegetables, a topping for burgers, or even as a pasta sauce. And because the sauce is so rich and flavorful, a little bit goes a long way, making it a cost-effective way to add a touch of luxury to any dish.

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The Best Peppercorn Sauce

Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply looking to treat yourself to a delicious steak dinner, creamy peppercorn sauce is the perfect addition. So why not give this classic French sauce a try and impress your taste buds (and your guests) with its rich, velvety goodness?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tbsp green peppercorns drained
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped shallot and minced garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  • Pour in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the broth has reduced by about half.
  • Add the heavy cream and brandy to the pan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Stir in the green peppercorns and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Keep in mind that the peppercorns will add some heat to the sauce, so start with a small amount of salt and pepper and adjust as necessary.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a little bit of milk or cream.
  • Serve the creamy peppercorn sauce alongside your favorite steak dish, or use it as a dip for vegetables, a topping for burgers, or a pasta sauce. Enjoy!
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