Recipe courtesy of Paul Young

Pepper-crusted Steak with Strawberry Zinfandel Sauce and Orange-Mustard Aioli

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Blend the mustard, mayonnaise, 1/4 of orange juice, and salt, and pepper, to taste in a food processor or blender. 
  3. In a saucepan, combine the wine with the strawberries, orange-flavored liqueur, beef stock, and honey. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, and cook until its reduced by half. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. 
  4. Coat the steaks in black peppercorns and season liberally with salt. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in an oven-proof saute pan over medium-high heat and sear the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, then transfer the pan to the oven, and cook for 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. 
  5. While the steak is cooking, mix together the frisee, red onion, tomatoes, apples, and radishes in a bowl. Whisk together the remaining orange juice, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl. Season the dressing with salt, and pepper, to taste. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Serve the steaks over a bed of the salad and top with the zinfandel sauce and a bit of the aioli.