Dukan Diet Recipe – Steak Au Poivre Dukan Style

Steak au poivre is a French dish so it seems only right that you should be able to enjoy this dish on the Dukan Diet.  It does however need a few adjustments to make it suitable to eat on the Dukan Diet, no cognac and cream for a start!  My favorite vegetable to accompany this dish when they are in season is asparagus spears.

Steak Au Poivre Dukan Style

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (about 8 ounces each and around an inch thick)
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 8 tablespoons of zero fat creme fraiche or fromage frais
  • 2 tablespooon of black peppercorns
  • Sea salt


  1. Take the steaks out of the refrigerator, season with salt and allow to stand for about half an hour before starting to cook.
  2. Put the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar and crush coarsely.
  3. Place the crushed peppercorns on a plate and press each side of the steak firmly into the peppercorns to coat.
  4. Dry fry the steaks in a non stick pan until done to your liking.
  5. Remove the steaks, wrap loosely with foil and put to one side to rest.
  6. Fry the onion until soft and at the same time gently heat the milk in a pan and whisk in the Dijon mustard.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and add the milk and creme fraiche or fromage frais.
  8. When mixed together return the pan to the heat and heat gently over a low heat until warmed through.
  9. Put the steak on the plates, pour over the sauce and serve immediately.

6 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipe – Steak Au Poivre Dukan Style”

  • EC on December 29, 2017

    What’s is a good substitute for fromage frais in the US?

  • cassi on October 14, 2013

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! My partner and I started the diet today and have been looking for sauces to put on our meats!

    • Amber on October 15, 2013



  • miss.amaryllis on June 4, 2011

    Salt? Salt?

    But I’ve been resisting salt – I thought Dukan didn’t add it?

    I love salty food – whenever I want to sprinkle on the Maldon Sea Salt I think of buttoning up my Ralph Lauren Polo jeans and I carry on with an impeccable Attack Phase. I DO want to get back into those jeans.

    The recipe sounds lovely, though!

    • Amber on June 5, 2011

      Hi miss.amaryllis

      Dr Dukan does advocate a low salt diet and states that “adding salt at the table is always superfluous” but he does allow you to add salt when cooking.

      Keep up the great work and you’ll be in those jeans before you know it!


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