Steak au Poivre with Grilled Rockit Apples

Steak au Poivre with Grilled Rockit Apples

Recipe by: Truong Nguyen|
Yields: 4 servings


  • 4 each Filet mignon about 3 ounces 
  • To taste Ground black pepper
  • To taste  Kosher Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (divided- 1 Tbsp each)
  • 3 Each Rockit apple, De-cored, medium sliced 
  • 6 Sprigs Fresh thyme 
  • 3 Tbsp Vodka
  • 1 Cup Apple juice

Apple frisée salad

  • 1 Each Rockit apple, De-cored, thinly sliced 
  • 1 Head Frisée, cleaned and torn apart


  1. Preheat grill to Medium heat
  2. Season steak generously with salt, lightly oil and set aside.

  3. Clean frisée and set aside in a bowl big enough to toss apples with.
  4. *Grill steak to desired doneness.  Let rest 7 mins tented in foil.
  5. In cast iron pan on medium heat melt butter, add apple sauté 5 mins. Add thyme, apple juice and peppercorns. Add steak, flipping so steak is covered in sauce. Remove thyme sprigs.

  6. Add vodka and flame. (Don’t be alarmed it may produce large flames.
  7. Serve along side the frisée, shaved apples. Using the sauce as your dressing. ENJOY!

*How to Grill Filet Mignon

  • For a 1-inch cut, grill 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F).
  • For a 1½-inch cut, grill 15 to 19 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 18 to 23 minutes for medium (160°F).


Cut steak in half, top with salad and drizzle a generous amount of sauce over steak. Serve!

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