Beef Medallion with Three Pepper Sauce

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what is more romantic than cooking for your Valentine?  This lovely filet of beef is easy and oh, so delicious.  You can add any grilled vegetables or potatoes to round out the meal.  This recipe from Oceania Cruises serves 4 but you can cut the measurements in half to serve 2.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beef Medallion with Three Pepper Sauce
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:
4 Beef fillets (6 oz. each)
1 teaspoon butter
2 cups veal demi-glace*
2 tbls. each black, green and pink pepper corns
1 shot glass brandy
2 Shallots
Parsley for garnish

*Veal Demi-glace is available from Williams Sonoma but you can also take 1 quart of veal or chicken stock and simmer it gently until it is reduced to 1 cup (for 2 portions).

Directions:
Season the beef with olive oil and salt.  In a very hot pan, sear the beef for a few minutes and reserve.  In the same pan, toast the black, pink and green peppercorns; and add the chopped shallots.  Saute for 5 minutes.  De-glaze with the brandy and flambé.  Add the veal demi-glaze, and reduce for 5 minutes.  Add the chopped parsley 5 minutes before serving.

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