Flaming Pepper Steak with Brandy Cream Sauce

This is one of those recipes that could actually make a vegetarian eat meat again.  First of all the filet is coated in pepper, cooked in butter, then set on fire thanks to the brandy, add the cream and you’ve got a fancy dish in next to no time that tastes amazing!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine California Cuisine
Servings 4


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Frying Pan


  • 4 filets Steak of choice at least 1" thick
  • 4 Tbsp Avocado Oil or other high smoke point
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Brandy
  • 2/3 cup Whipping Cream


  • Rub each steak with oil on both sides
  • Press peppercorns into both sides of each steak
  • Heat butter and oil in a frying pan over moderate heat until very hot
  • Saute the steaks for 4 minutes on each side
  • Season with salt
  • Add the brandy and light immediately - then STAND BACK and be CAREFUL! :)
  • When the flames have died down, remove the steaks and place on a hot plate to keep them warm
  • Add the whipping cream to the same pan, mixing it with the pan juices - boil for 2 to 3 minutes until reduced, slightly thickened.
  • Four sauce over steak and serve!

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