Filet Mignon au Poivre

Preparation info

  • Serves

    four

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

My favorite fancy steak dish is steak au poivre (“with pepper”). Here’s a simple version of that restaurant classic.

The method of cooking steaks in a skillet with butter is the one that most restaurants use. I find that it’s the easiest way to cook a steak. But I also like the appearance and the flavor it gives and the uniform brown crust it produces. This technique works better for a filet than for other cuts.