Steak au poivre is a classic French dish that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. You can use whatever cut of steak you like but I prefer a filet mignon because it's so tender that it melts in your mouth. For this recipe, pieces of steak are coated in peppercorns which are then seared into the meat. To prevent the pepper from burning, the steaks are placed in the oven to finish cooking. It is essential that you make a light cream sauce from the drippings. It adds a richness and pulls the whole dish together. Serve this juicy steak with a simple green salad and matchstick potatoes.