30 Dec '13, 2am
Steak with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe: via @noobcook
Blanch carrots and baby fine beans in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Transfer immediately to an ice water bath for 5 minutes, drain and set aside. Brush both sides of steaks with olive oil, season with salt and 1/2 tsp of the crushed pepper. Heat saucepan on high heat (without any oil) until very hot. Place the steaks onto the hot pan and reduce the heat to medium high. Cook the steaks based on desired doneness. For my steak which is 1-inch thick, I cook each side for about 4 minutes, for somewhere between medium rare and medium. Note: add or subtract for each stage of doneness – e.g. add 1 minute for medium well. Place the cooked steaks on a plate and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Reserve the liquid collected on the plate for making black pepper steak sauce. Meanwhile, heat the saucepan used to cook the steak. Add red wine and deglaze the pan by scr...