This was a wonderful recipe, very easy to execute and delicious. The steaks are quickly cooked, having first been encrusted with peppercorns. Dorie's directions are for rare steaks, which is exactly how we like them.
The sauce is made in the same pan and comes together while the steak rests on a warm plate. It is all finished in a matter of 20 minutes or less. Did I mention how lovely the sauce is? Well, the sauce is lovely. It has just a hint of the Cognac in the background, not overpowering at all. This is definitely a repeat.