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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 245.8
  • Total Fat: 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.3 mg
  • Sodium: 159.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese

Submitted by: SPCOOKBOOK
Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese

Introduction

A steakhouse-quality supper ready in 10 minutes! A steakhouse-quality supper ready in 10 minutes!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
    1⁄4 cup chopped parsley (1⁄3 of a bunch)
    2 tsp of black, red, and pink peppercorns,
    cracked (see Note)
    1 beef fillet (12 ounces), cut into 3-ounce
    steaks

Tips

Think weíre crazy to include this recipe in a collection of healthy dishes? Truthfully, this recipe is
right at home here, and it illustrates our philosophy of satisfaction and eating what you love.
This recipe calls for one 12-ounce fillet, but it serves four. Thatís not a typo. You might be
served that 12-ounce fillet as a single portion at a restaurant, and youíd be eating almost 80 grams
of fatómore than what most of us eat in a day! What happens when you eat that huge steak? You
end up feeling sick to your stomach and lethargic. You clutch your belly, loosen your pants, and let
guilt wash over you.
You can eat steak while losing or maintaining your weight. Itís all about moderation and balance.
At many steakhouses, chefs finish steaks with a flavored butter to add richness and shine to the
steak. Here we use an herbed blue cheese to achieve the same effect.


Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375į F. In a small bowl,
combine the blue cheese and parsley and use
a wooden spoon to loosely work into a paste.
Cover and refrigerate.
2. Spread the cracked peppercorns onto a
plate. Pat the meat dry and roll in the peppercorns
to coat on all sides.
3. Place a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed
ovenproof sautť pan over moderately high
heat. (Do not use nonstick cooking spray or any
type of oil to prepare the pan.) Once hot, place
steaks into the dry pan and sear the top and
bottom of each steak (see Note), 1 to 2 minutes
per side.
4. Place 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese mixture
on top of each steak and transfer the pan
to the oven. Roast 6 to 7 minutes for rare, 7 to
8 minutes for medium.
Note: To crack whole peppercorns, pour the
desired amount into a sturdy plastic bag and then
spread them flat on a dish towel or cutting board
(to protect your countertop). Then, with the smooth
side of a meat mallet, a rolling pan, or the bottom
of a heavy pan, pound the peppercorns into a very
coarse grind.
When searing a steak (or any meat), you want
to achieve a nice, crispy, well-caramelized crust.
To do so, donít be tempted to pull the meat from
the panís surface too early. The meat will release
easily once completely seared; any resistance
and itís not done yet.






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Of course this is fabulous BUT how do you put 1 tbsp of crumbled bleu cheese per serving (4 servings) and only have 3 tbsps of crumbled bleu cheese in the entire recipe? Does that mean all these nutrition counts are off? LET'S BE CAREFUL FOLKS. - 1/12/12

    Reply from SPCOOKBOOK (1/12/12)
    You're correct. We used three tablespoons of blue cheese, but then we add to it a quarter cup of chopped parsley. They final volume for the HERBED blue cheese is four tablespoons or so. That nutrition info is correct.


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  • Good
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I only gave this 3 stars, not for the taste which is delicious, but for the serving size. This shouldn't even have been included in a diet menu. It's like taking one bite of pizza and then walking away. Serve a 5-6 oz portion for a special occasion with a salad & asparagus - 6/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great simple recipe! Had no Bleu cheese handy and used Feta, results were so filling and satisfying - 3/20/12

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    lstouch, a "normal" serving size of beef is 3 oz. I know this seems small to those of us who are used to eating too much food and are overweight. But it's what a true portion size should be! - 10/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Our Valentine's Night Dinner !This was AWESOME ! My hubby does not like Blue Cheese and he even declared this a keeper ! Served with oven roasted asparagus (Olive Oil- Garlic- 450 degree oven)and Oven Roasted Petite Lobster Tails (Butter Spray). Steak in the oven 7min- Rare. It was a Celebration ! - 2/15/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We did ours on the grill. Seared the steaks first, then added the blue cheese mixture. They were fantastic! - 9/3/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I think I would have sliced the meat and showed it that way in the photo since it is supposed to feed four people. Slicing meat like this in thin slices cut at an angle helps to give you visually a "larger portion" signal. - 5/11/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Could do without the bleu cheese. Otherwise...top notch. - 1/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have cealic disease and I am always having problems finding food to eat but this recipe is great and very fulfulling - 9/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 12/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nicely spicy and very decadent! - 1/7/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Very good! - 1/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good can't wait to try it!! - 10/23/11

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  • I agree with GrannyChicky...we will be using the grill as we do so year round. sides will be tossed greens with balsamic dressing, and grilled veggies. - 5/13/14

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  • Looks delicious! - 3/27/14

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  • This was really quick, easy and yummy. I did it in the over, but next time I'll do it on the grill. Very tasty. - 1/10/14

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  • Going to try this. - 1/7/14

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  • This was a very tasty dinner; I liked the suggestion to sear and finish the steak in an iron skillet. Bonus: minimal prep time, and could roast vegetables in the oven while the steak was finishing. Thank you for sharing. - 8/10/13

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  • 5, best thing I've ever had on a diet. Will be doing this dish for birthdays. - 7/9/13

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  • mouth watering! must i say more? - 6/26/13

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  • Sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it this week for dinner! - 6/1/13

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  • This is a fat guys dream on a salad! More satisfyingly to cook yourselves. - 4/29/13

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  • Good on top of a salad! - 4/29/13

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  • Made this recipe exactly as written. Coating the steak with the pepper on both sides was a little too much - for us - and overshadowed the blue cheese flavor a bit. Will definitely have it again, but only coat one side with pepper. Other than that, we LOVED it! - 2/22/13

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  • You got my vote... I love an occasional steak and so does my husband. More veggies, to fill up on... drink plenty of water that day... exercise some and you will be fine! - 2/5/13

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  • This was fantastic! I made it for my fiance for his birthday. I'm doing weight watchers, he is getting a little sick of my diet food, but he loved this! It was the perfect serving size for me! - 1/24/13

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  • DREAMMAKER203, once you combine the 3 T blue cheese and the 1/4 cup parsley, you will have the 4 T required for the recipe. - 1/22/13

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  • I like it with green peppercorns - 1/7/13

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  • Excellent!!! I didn't have Blue Cheese either, so used Feta and loved it. - 1/7/13

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  • Lot's of flavor and satisfaction with this dish. - 1/7/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious and I am going to make this. - 1/7/13

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  • so very yummy! cant wait to make again - 1/5/13

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  • A delicious, decadent even, meal. Perfect because we can both enjoy it 'as is' and no one feels deprived. Thanks! - 12/10/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this - 12/6/12

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  • Very good! - 11/12/12

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  • How thick is the steak? That makes a big difference in times to keep in oven. Did I miss that somewhere? - 6/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious. i made this using low low grated chedder cheese ontop of the steak i placed halfed mushrooms ontop with the chopped parsley. i wrapped in foil placed on a baking tray popped 6 sprigs of asparagus onto the same tray and baked it all for 20 mins i served with mashed sweet potoe - 6/8/12

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  • SO YUMMY!!!! I put it in the oven for too long so it was a bit dry but that was my fault. Other than that, it was AMAZING! - 2/14/12

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  • Fixed this for my DW and I with fresh, grilled asparagus, and brown rice with freshly chopped green onion and and parsley.

    Dinner for two days! - 1/24/12

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  • Another hint about seering the meet if your not on a low sodium diet you can use a coarse salt on the bottom of the pan to help the meat release. - 1/22/12

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  • This was incredibly easy and very tasty! - 1/18/12

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