Top Round Aromatica

Recipe: Top Round Aromatica


  • 2 lb Top round beef steak, cut
  • 1 inch thick 1 1/2 tb Crushed black (Java) pepper
  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1/4 ts Garlic powder
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c Dry red wine
  • 2 tb Cognac
  • 1/2 c Heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tb Fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt Parsley sprigs


  1. Combine crushed pepper, butter, and garlic into a paste. Spread evenly on both sides of the steak. Heat oil in heavy frying pan over medium high heat.
  2. When very hot, add steak and brown evenly on both sides. Allow 7 minutes per side for rare, 8 minutes for medium rare, and 9 minutes for medium.
  3. Place steak on a serving platter and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with the wine and cognac and cook 1 minute.
  4. Reduce heat, add cream and chopped parsley and continue cooking 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Carve steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Pour the sauce over steak and garnish with parsley.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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