Have you ever had a good peppercorn sauce smothered all over a steak? It’s one of my favorite things. Oh yes. Most times when I make it, I don’t even bother using actual peppercorns. I use plain ol black pepper. It works just fine. I mean, you’ll probably sneeze a bit, but eh, so what! So, the black pepper sauce is great as is, but let’s make it even better. Add a little blue cheese and some fresh mushrooms. OMG, it is amazing…or as Ina Garten would say (with a wave of her hand)….faaaabulous. This is a good sauce for any steak and even a pork chop. It’s better than any fancy shmancy restaurant sauce, that’s for sure! Give it a try. You will like it. Make extra, to put on your potatoes or some rice! YES! Do it.
Black and Blue Sauce
(enough for 2 steaks)
1 Tblsp butter or drippings from your steak or chops (scrape up all those lovely little tidbits in the pan)
1 Tblsp of course or regular black pepper
4 or 5 fresh mushrooms, sliced
salt to taste
1/2 cup half and half, add more if you want a thinner sauce
approx. 2 Tblsp of good blue cheese
Melt butter in pan. If pan frying your steak or chops, scrape up all those good little bits of meaty goodness. Add mushrooms and cook till tender. Add black pepper, salt and half and half. Stir in the blue cheese, till creamy. Spoon it over whatever you want, but my choice would be a steak!