kick-arse peppercorn sauce + making middle age my b*tch

kick-arse peppercorn sauce + making middle age my b*tch

I’m over at With Some Grace today, banging on about how I’m making middle age my bitch.  Except, you know, I’m actually not.  At least I make a kick-arse peppercorn sauce.  Pop over and read all about my tour de turd.tour de turd

kick-arse peppercorn sauce

This sauce is perfect for steak.  Cook your steaks first – cover them to keep them warm, then make the peppercorn sauce in the same pan – don’t wash it though, you’ll want to include all the meaty flavour in your sauce.


3 tsp tinned green peppercorns & juice
2 cloves garlic
pinch salt
2 tsp seeded mustard
1/4 dry sherry
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp cornflour (optional)


Finely chop the garlic with a pinch of salt.  The salt will help make sure all the garlicky goodness stays in the garlic and not on your chopping board.

Add the garlic and the peppercorns to the pan you cooked your steak in.  Using the back of a fork, squish the peppercorns until they burst.  Add the mustard.  Cook over a low heat until the garlic starts to caramelise and the juice from the peppercorns has entirely reduced.

Deglaze the pan with the sherry, stirring to make sure you lift all the bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.  If any juice has run out of your steaks, add it to the pan too.  When the sherry has reduced, add the cream and stir to combine.  At this point, you can thicken the sauce with a little cornflour, if you prefer a thicker consistency.

Serve atop steaks and enjoy!kick arse peppercorn sauce - cooker and a looker

are you making middle age your bitch?

how do you like your steak?


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  1. 1

    I’m not a fan of pepper sauce but I do like my steak rare to medium rare !
    Have a fantastic weekend !

  2. 3

    I LOVE peppercorn sauce, I smother all my food in it when I order a big dirty steak!! This recipe looks right up my alley, and not just because it has sherry in it 😉 xx

  3. 5

    I am a mushroom sauce or steak diane sauce girl and I like my steak medium rare. Even better is a few prawns thrown on top of my steak for a surf & turf (yes-I am an 80’s child) Thanks for the recipe, enjoy your weekend!

  4. 7

    Hi Amanda, this must be fate because I have a can of peppercorns in the cupboard and until now no inspiration or idea of what to do with them. Once the weather warms here in Melbourne I will bust this out on some weber cooked steaks!

  5. 9

    I think middle age is making me its bitch! But I do love a pepper sauce and I’m thinking that this might be just the ticket to liven up tonight’s dinner. :-)

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