|1 pounds||Top sirloin steak; cut 1" thick, boneless|
|2 tablespoons||Black peppercorns; crushed|
|3 tablespoons||Butter; or margarine; divided|
|¼ cup||Shallots; or onion, minced|
|½ teaspoon||Hot pepper sauce|
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cut steak into 4 equal portions, and press the peppercorns evenly into both sides. Heat 1½ tb. butter in a large skillet over medium heat until bubbly. Cook steaks 10 to 12 minutes for rare (140 degrees) or to desired doneness, turning once. Remove to a warm platter.
Add the shallots to the skillet; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the pepper sauce. Add the gin; carefully ignite with a match. When flames die out, remove from the heat, swirl in remaining butter until melted and pour the sauce over the steaks.
Serving suggestions: Steamed fresh baby carrots and sugar snap peas. (If Densie is coming to dinner, skip the peas!) Source: Beef Industry Council
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