The best peppercorn sauce I've ever had

This will change your life.

Good steak and chips is really important to me. I've eaten it all over the world and even have a running scoreboard of restaurants I've been to. Pretty sad, I know. And although I've had some epic steaks on my travels, I've never found a peppercorn sauce as good as my own. You might say I'm being arrogant, or that I'm slightly biased, and I welcome those comments. But only after you've tried this recipe. And if you've had better, please tell me where so I can add it to my list of places to visit after lockdown.

The best peppercorn sauce I've ever had

The perfect topping for your steak and chips.

Prep time5min
Cook time15min
Total time20min


  • Green peppercorns (in brine) 115g
  • Whisky 4 tbsp
  • White sugar 1 tsp
  • Teriyaki sauce 3 tbsp
  • Double cream 300ml


  1. Rinse the peppercorns to remove brine.
  2. Put the whisky, butter and peppercorns and sugar in a small pan and heat for two minutes.
  3. Add the teriyaki sauce and bring to boil.
  4. Add the double cream, simmer to reduce for 15 minutes.
  5. Taste....add extra cream or Teriyaki sauce if needed.

Recipe Notes

The peppercorns are pretty important for this one, you should try and get green peppercorns in brine.

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Give it a go and let me know what you think. Here's a link to where I buy my peppercorns:

Opies - Green Peppercorns in Brine (115g)

Opies Green peppercorns in brine. There are three types of peppercorns (black, white, green) that all come from the pepper plant known as Piper Nigrum. Green peppercorns are the unripened seeds from this plant. They have a fresh flavor that is less pungent than black and white peppercorns. Preserved in brine, Opies green peppercorns are often used in cheeses, pates and sauces - and an essential ingredient for making peppercorn steak. Choking Hazard: Please ensure food or drinks made with this product are not given to children under 3. About Opies Opies is the main brand of Bennett Opie Ltd one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the UK. The company was founded in 1880 by Bennett Opie a Cornish miner who travelled to London and set up a company supplying cornish eggs to London markets. Over the years they expanded first into glace cherries and then into an ever increasing range of pickles and preserves. In 1929 they moved into a new factory in Sittingbourne in Kent where they developed world-class pickling technologies and became know as the 'Pickle People' to the locals. And today they are still manufacturing British pickles and preserves from the same site. As far as authentic goes this traditional English company is the real deal! Opies take great pride in the quality of their products. All their ingredients are carefully sourced and selected, and rigorous production processes are continually monitored. So you can always be sure that the Opies label guarantees a top quality product packed with flavour. Opies sources raw materials from the UK where possible but also uses ginger from China, gherkins and peppercorns from India, onions from Holland and cherries from Italy! Bennett Opie products are available to buy in shops in 21 countries worldwide. In October 2001, Opies was awarded the higher-level EFSIS (European Food Standard Inspection Service) accreditation certificate, a leading food safety and quality standard. Opies is also a past winner of the Queen's Award for Export. William Opie is chairman of 'Produced in Kent' an organisation dedicated to championing local food, drink, products and services in Kent. Opies takes pride in sourcing local ingredients in the UK, as well as looking further afield for quality produce, William has sourced everything from walnuts to Bramley apples picked just four miles from the factory. Unlike larger producers, the company does all of its work by hand, enabling them to craft a superior product. William Opie, owner of Bennett Opie Ltd says about their international success: Today's success has only been made possible thanks to the decision to expand the business into international markets. The company has never neglected its quintessentially English roots, however we have built on our heritage to appeal to other cultures. Expanding to South Korea is part of this plan, however in the next five years, we aim to go further and for our products to be available on dinner tables in every corner of the world.

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Comments (3)

  • This sounds amazing

      1 year ago
  • Deffo making this when I next do steaks.

      1 year ago
  • Your chips look like they have a high sugar content. Did they taste alright?

      1 year ago