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Light(er) Steak au Poivre with Brandy Sauce

These classic steak au poivre are lightened up and beyond tasty! The Brandy sauce turns them into something memorable for any special occasion.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 316.9kcal


  • 2 4 ounce each boneless, trimmed ribeye steaks
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 tablespoons crushed peppercorns
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • ½ shallot minced
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy
  • cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley


  • Place the steaks on a cutting board and press ¼ teaspoon of the salt and the crushed peppercorns into the steak (on both sides).
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the steaks and cook until done to the desired degree, about 2 minutes per side for rare.
  • Transfer the steaks to a cut board and let rest.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to the skillet. Saute the shallots for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and pour in the Brandy. Return the skillet to the burner and whisk in the half-and-half.
  • Whisk until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Serve the steaks with the sauce and garnish with parsley.


Weight Watchers Points: 9 (Points+), 8 (Old Points)


Serving: 1Steak + Sauce | Calories: 316.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 23.5g | Fat: 23.3g | Saturated Fat: 8.4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 699.5mg | Potassium: 74.4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.7g