• Ingredients: 33
  • Serves: 6

Grilled rib-eye steaks with black bean sauce with 8- to 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, coarsely cracked black pepper.

Ingredients

  • 6 8- to 10-ounce rib-eye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed Szechuan peppercorns ** or 1 tbsp. coarsely cracked black pepper

For the pastry

For the filling

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lb. fresh pumpkin, cut into 3 or 4 large chunks, seeded, and strings removed
  • 1 1/4 tsps. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Arborio rice or other risotto rice
  • 4 slim leeks , cut lengthwise in half, rinsed well, patted dry, and minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • About 6 cups peanut oil, for frying
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Gravy

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

For the sage oil:

For the berry compote:

For the fennel and carrots:

  • Equipment: Large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet; instant-read thermometer; 2 baking dishes or baking sheets

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Step 1 Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Stir flour and 1 tablespoon room-temperature butter in small bowl to paste.
  2. Step 2 Boil wine and shallot in heavy medium saucepan until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Add cream and black beans and return to boil.

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  3. Step 3 Whisk in flour paste; simmer until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Add chilled butter 1 piece at a time, whisking until butter melts before adding next piece.

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  4. Step 4 Sprinkle steaks on both sides with crushed peppercorns and salt. Grill 5 minutes, then turn and grill to desired doneness, about 4 minutes for medium-rare.

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  5. Step 5 **Sometimes called wild pepper, Szechuan peppercorns are available at Asian markets and some specialty foods stores.

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Nutrition information

Calories 952 Carbohydrates 7 g (2%)
Fat 81 g (124%) Protein 49 g (98%)
Saturated Fat 41 g (205%) Sodium 322 mg (13%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g Fiber 1 g (5%)
Monounsaturated Fat 32 g Cholesterol 263 mg (88%)