Steak au poivre (steak with pepper and mushrooms)

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 bunch Watercress
Salt and pepper
¾ pounds Beef tenderloin, fat removed
Olive oil spray
½ tablespoon Cracked blak pepper
2 mediums Shallots; chopped
1 clove Garlic; crushed
¼ pounds Button mushrooms; sliced
2 tablespoons Brandy
2 tablespoons Light cream

Wash and dry watercress. Remove long stems. Heat a medium sized nonstick skillet on medium high. Add watercress and toss one minute until just wilted. Remove to a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Press pepper onto both sides of steak. Brown 2 minutes per sided.

Remove to plate. Lower heat to medium, add shallots, garlic and mushrooms.

Saute 5 minutes. Return steak and cook until done, 5 minutes for a 3-inch thick tenderloin. (3 minutes for thinner flank steak) Add brandy and cook 30 seconds. Remove steak and place on bed of watercress. Add cream to skillet and whisk. Add salt to taste. Spoon sauce over steak and serve with potatoes.

Nutritional info per serving: 385 cal; 42g pro, 9g carb, 16g fat (38%) Source: Miami Herald, 2/8/96 formatted by Lisa Crawford, 4/22/96 From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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