The Pure Stock Co – Peppercorn Sauce

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The Pure Stock Co
Posted on
1 Feb 2022
Apparently, Steak & Peppercorn Sauce is one of the most popular dishes eaten on Valentine’s Day, no surprise really as it’s a silky seductive sauce that packs a punch to stimulate the senses. However, if you want to make this a dish that will win over your partner then you’ve got to get the key ingredients right. Source your steak from a good local butcher, use green peppercorns - as they have a fruitier more subtle heat and of course it has to be proper beef stock. This is a pretty straightforward sauce to make and will complement the flavour of your steak beautifully. Happy Cooking! Phil Oram, Chef Owner of The Pure Stock Co
Servings 2


  • 2/3 shallots
  • 25 g butter
  • 30 g green peppercorns
  • 50 ml Brandy
  • 500 ml Pure Beef Stock
  • 80-100 ml double cream


  • Defrost the Pure Beef Stock in a pan on a medium heat.
  • In another pan sweat the shallots in foaming butter until soft.
  • Add the brandy and reduce to a glaze.
  • Add ½ the peppercorns and squash in the pan to maximise flavour.
  • Add the stock and reduce by two thirds.
  • Pass through a sieve, squeezing all the ingredients with a spoon.
  • Add the rest of the peppercorns and enough cream to produce a silky consistency, simmer lightly to heat through.
  • Season to taste and serve with a local steak of your choice.
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