Justin surprised me with a pack of filet mignon to cook up the other day after I had mentioned not having it for a long time. Being that we still had an unopened bag of peppercorns from a farmer’s market in Pennsylvania, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I crushed the pepper using the pan-in-pan method and crusted the steak in them. Served with a side of red wine-shallot sauce using pan drippings and roasted red potatoes. I cooked mine rare/still mooing (below) while Justin still asked for his to be served a la hockey puck.