Definition of steak au poivre in English:

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steak au poivre

Pronunciation: /ō ˈpwävrə/ Pronunciation: /ˈpwäv/

noun

Steak coated liberally with crushed peppercorns before cooking.
Example sentences
  • Lunch might be salade niçoise or chicken Riesling; dinner sautéed skate beurre noir, duck confit or steak au poivre. ‘The thing we could never afford to get wrong,’ Riad Nasr says, ‘was the French fries.
  • This isn't your steak au poivre with five different peppercorns, or cream, or mustard, or anything else.
  • But such a practice might be akin to dining on steak au poivre with no appetizer, dessert, or piping hot espresso, preferably taken at an outdoor café.

Origin

French, literally 'steak with pepper'.

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Syllabification: steak au poivre

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