How to make peppercorn sauce

Add an indulging taste to your meals with creamy peppercorn sauce, which tastes heavenly. A peppercorn sauce can make your meals delicious yet make them look fancy whether you want to host a fancy steak dinner or want to enjoy your fries with a dipping sauce while sitting on your couch. Peppercorn sauce will be your holy grail, and nothing can beat the taste of this creamy sauce.

A sauce packed with flavours can make your supper delightful and delicious. The best part about this sauce is you can make it at home with only a few ingredients. There could not be any fantastic and straightforward recipe that can enhance the taste of your meals.

All the ingredients used are available at your home; you can make this creamy sauce within a few minutes without any hassle. However, there are various ways to make a peppercorn sauce, three unique and straightforward ways to make it at home.

These are listed below 3 Different Ways to Make Peppercorn Sauce

Make creamy peppercorn sauce in three simple ways at home.

Standard Peppercorn Recipe

The standard peppercorn recipe requires minimum ingredients and requires less effort to prepare it.

Ingredients that You Will Need

  • Peppercorns – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Beef Stock – 50 ml
  • Butter – 30 grams
  • Double Cream – 30 ml
  • Finely Chopped Shallot (half)
  • Brandy – 50 ml (it is up to you if you want to add it)

How to Make 

Once you have all the ingredients put together in one place, it will be easier for you to prepare sauce quickly.

  • The first step is to crush the peppercorns. Use a rolling pin to crush the peppercorns lightly. Do not worry about finely crushing.
  • Heat the pan on medium flame and melt the butter in it. Once the butter warms a little, add Shallot and stir for a couple of minutes.
  • After two minutes when the Shallot becomes soft, add brandy into the pan and bring it to boil.
  • Now add beef stock, crushed peppercorns, and wait for another boil.
  • Lastly, add Cream and cook it on medium heat until the sauce becomes thick.

Pour out the sauce in a bowl and enjoy it with your meals.

Peppercorn Sauce with Flour

This is another quick and easy recipe for which you need to follow a few simple steps.

Ingredients that You Will Need

  • Plain Flour – 35 grams
  • Milk – 200 ml
  • Butter – 35 grams
  • Peppercorns – 4 tbsp.
  • Chicken Stock – 100 ml
  • Brandy – 1 tbsp

How to Make 

  • Take a plastic bag and put 4 tbsp or 15 grams of peppercorns into it. Wrap the bag in a towel and hit it with a rolling pin. Do not over crush the peppercorns, and light crushing is enough.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add flour to the pan. Mix both the ingredients well until the butter is thoroughly combined with the Flour.
  • After cooking for 2-3 minutes, add brandy to the mixture. Again, cook for some time.
  • Now, gradually add milk, mix well to avoid lumps.
  • When the milk is combined with the flour and butter mixture, add peppercorns, chicken stock, and salt to taste.
  • Put it on a low flame and cover it with a lid. Let it cook on low flame until it changes to a thick paste.

Peppercorn Sauce Without Brandy

Most people like peppercorn sauce without brandy, and it is their go-to sauce for almost every day meal. It is also not necessarily essential to use brandy in your sauce. So, here is a simple recipe for you to prepare a peppercorn sauce without brandy.

Ingredients that You Will Need

  • Crushed Peppercorns – 1 tbsp
  • Beef or Chicken stock – ½ cup
  • Cream – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Shallots – 2 small (finely chopped)
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make

  • Melt the butter in a pan with the flame on medium heat. Add shallots and fry them until they are soft and translucent.
  • After 2,3 minutes, add garlic and 1 tbsp of crushed peppercorns.
  • When it starts turning brown add Worcestershire sauce, chicken/beef stock, Cream, and mix well together.
  • Cook on a low flame till it becomes creamy.
  • Pour it out in a bowl and enjoy with your favorite meals.

The peppercorn sauce without brandy is perfect for everyday use, especially with items like mushrooms, fries, chicken, and steaks. You can store it in an airtight container at a cool place for 2-3 days. Warm it on low heat before using it with your favourite dishes. Try these simple recipes at home and make your meals more exciting. 

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