Friday, April 29, 2011

FFwD - Bistrot Paul Bert Pepper Steak


This week's French Fridays with Dorie allowed me to indulge in one of my favourite meals - a good old fashioned steak.  The recipe is for Bistrot Paul Bert Pepper Steak, and is essentially a steak rubbed with freshly cracked black pepper and served with a cream sauce.  

I skimped on the sauce, so you can barely see it in my photo, but it was there.  I enjoyed this steak, even though I used the cut that I had in my freezer (rump) instead of the cut that Dorie stated.

I served my steak with curly tail fries and baked asparagus.  

This method of cooking steak is not unlike how I normally cook my steak, sans the sauce, so there were no surprises for me.

To see what everyone else thought of this week's dish, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

19 comments:

Foodiva said...

I love the look of your steak here, it's so juicy! And those curly fries look really good and lights up the plate too. Good one ;-).

Lizzy said...

You made such a delicious meal with your Dorie steak...I think my kiddos would approve of those curly fries, and especially the royal wedding cake below :)

Steph said...

I'm starving (no dinner yet) and your steak is calling to me!

Kris' Kitchen said...

I've not made curly fries in awhile...thanks for reminding me. And, it's always good to use up what you already have and to be creative.

Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks delicious! How did you make the curly fries? I'm fascinated by them! :)

Christina said...

Did you like the cream sauce? I don't usually eat my steak with cream based sauces, but I thought it was so good!

yummychunklet said...

Your steak looks so nice with that brown crust! And, I like your addition of the curly fries.

Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said...

This is my first week of FFwD and I am so exited to meet everyone! Your dish looks delicious. Looking forward to getting to know you and everyone else!

Cher said...

It looks like you had some great carmelization on the steak! The sauce was pretty good - hope you got enough :-)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love the side of curly fries! :) Your steak looks wonderful!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

That looks like my dream meal right there! It looks fantastic!

Adriana said...

Your steak looks delicious! Mine looks medium-burnt on the outside but turned out a good medium/medium rare. ;-) I am craving fries now too.

Sis. Boom. said...

I say this on every post I do a out filet but it isn't the best tasting cut of beef. Tender yes, tasty, no. Now rump.... :)

Adriana said...

I'll take the blue plate special! I'm getting hungry all over again.

tricia s. said...

Lovely photo. Boy, my guys would all go nuts if I showed them the picture of your completed dish - right up their alleys :) Also nice to see how it turned out with another cut of meat. Can't do filet everyday.....but can do the technique and sauce !

Betsy said...

Your meal looks mouthwatering. For me, this was a new way of cooking steak. Love the curly fries!

onewetfoot said...

I like your choice of sides. I wasn't sure if I'd like the sauce, but we really enjoyed it.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine - I cheated and used pre-made fries, but you can buy a special poato peeeler tlike a corkscrew to make them.

Hi Christina, I liked the sauce, but I am a ketchup girl :)

Kayte said...

That looks great...my guys would love, love, love to sit down to this one! What a great plate of food! We loved this recipe and that sauce was so good. Have to find other uses for that sauce!