The Secrets of Sauces_Pepper Sauce

The Secrets of Sauces: Pepper Sauce

How do you like your steak? If, like chef Mark Moriarty, you like yours topped with a rich pepper sauce, heady with cognac and cream, here's the perfect recipe.

15 December, 2021
Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

serves for

4

ingredients

Beef Steak
1x 400g well-aged ribeye steak
Black Pepper
2 tbsp cracked black pepper
Cognac
200ml cognac
Cream
400ml
Creme Fraiche
1 tbsp. crème fraiche
Lemon Juice

Watch and learn as Moriarty makes the perfect punchy pepper sauce in the video and see the step-by-step recipe below:

Step 01

Pepper Sauce_Step one

Season the steak and place on a cast-iron pan, cook on both sides until medium rare. 
 

Step 02

Pepper Sauce_Step two

Remove the steak and allow it to rest on a plate.
 

Step 03

Pepper Sauce_Step three

Add the peppercorns to the pan and caramelise, then add the cognac and allow it to flambé.
 

Step 04

Pepper Sauce_Step four

Now add the cream and allow to reduce to sauce consistency. Finish with the resting juices from the steak, crème fraîche and some lemon juice.
 

Step 05

Pepper Sauce_step five

Add the steak back into the sauce and glaze.

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Mark Moriarty

Mark Moriarty

Mark Moriarty is a 29-year-old Irish chef who works at the two-Michelin-star restaurant

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