This steak au poivre from Julia Child is a French classic made with steak encrusted with black, green, white peppercorns, and allspice and drizzled with a Cognac pan sauce.
*What is a strip steak?
Strip steak is a tender, well-marbled cut of meat from the short loin of a cow. You'll also sometimes see it labeled as the Kansas City or New York strip. The strip is both exquisitely flavored and also relatively tender, seeing as it falls on the opposite side of the bone as the tenderloin, though it's not nearly as buttery as the tenderloin. All this cut of meat needs is some high heat and simple seasoning to turn it into something with a terrific flavor that rivals a restaurant steak.