Cracked Peppercorn Steak

Cook your loved one a steak for Valentine's Day! Try this delicious Cracked Peppercorn Steak which pairs beautifully with our 2012 Cabernet Franc.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cracked pink or black peppercorns or freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as rosemary or parsley
  • 4 boneless beef top loin (strip) or ribeye steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine oil, peppercorns, garlic and herbs in small bowl. Rub mixture on both sides of each steak. Cover and refrigerate.

Prepare grill for direct cooking.

Place steaks on grid over medium heat. Grill, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare to medium or to desired doneness, turning occasionally. Season with salt after cooking.