Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Bavette Steak

If you haven’t discovered Bavette Steak yet, it’s a game changer. A classic French beef cut, it’s a brilliant budget steak night option. At a fraction of the cost ,cooked well , Bavette will rival sirloin or fillet steak for flavour. I like to slice the steaks thinly & serve on a platter with leaves & green veg so everyone can help themselves. The peppercorn sauce is a doddle & can be drizzled over the top or served on the side. Roasted rosemary & garlic potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.

Serves: 4-6

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Difficulty: easy



1kg Bavette steaks⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For the peppercorn sauce⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 1/2 tsp ground black peppercorns⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
50g butter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 banana shallot or half an onion finely chopped⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
60ml brandy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
100ml beef stock⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 tbsp creme fraiche⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Get the steaks out of the fridge, rub with olive oil & season generously.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For the peppercorn sauce add the chopped shallot & butter to a pan with 1/2 tsp salt. Soften on a low heat for 10 mins.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Grind the peppercorns or crush in a pestle & mortar. Add to the butter & shallots.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Turn up the heat & add the brandy. Let it bubble & reduce. Add the stock & again let it reduce.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Take off the heat & let it cool a bit. Then stir in the creme fraiche. Keep warm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get a griddle, Barbecue or frying pan hot & sear the steaks for 2 mins on each side.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Set aside to rest for a couple of mins then slice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Drizzle with the peppercorn sauce.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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