This pink peppercorn sauce works perfectly with beef, pork and chicken. The subtle nuances of the peppercorns works fantastically well with the Weltevrede 1912 Cabernet Sauvignon. Head straight on to the recipe ♥
About a year ago I got a new routine at gym. It involved a lot of exercises using my knee joints and after a few months my knee started clicking when ever I bent right down. I kept changing my routine to see which exercise was causing the painful snapping of the ligament but my knee got worse. My acupuncturist told me that there was inflammation around the knee, but treatment for that resulted in no improvement. I went for Bowen Therapy and strangely that made it worse and so off I went back to the chiropractor. I had been to see him in March but when I was woken up by the pain in August I went back. He stripped as much of the inflammation as he could, but after 2 treatments I went for what is always my last resort. I am not keen on being injected with cortisone, but there was no ways I could go on holiday with my knee so bad. I had an injection into the knee and that in itself was painful. I have bruised the cartilage which will take about 3 months to heal. I got a new routine at gym as I cannot do any pinch movements using the knee joint. Thankfully I can walk and swim so all is good. There was more good news for me as I was asked to collaborate with Weltevrede wine estate to create recipes that will go well with their wines. The first wine that I used was the limited release Weltevrede 1912 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine to celebrate the people who are part of the estate. I wanted to enhance the spice aspects of the wine, and using the white pepper nuances on the palate, I created a pink peppercorn sauce. This brings out the berries in the wine and makes for a perfect accompaniment.
Pink Peppercorn Sauce
- 250 mls chicken stock
- 250 mls white wine
- 15 mls pink peppercorns, lightly crushed
- 30 mls Brandy
- 45 mls Worcestershire sauce
- 150 mls cream
- Place the stock, wine, peppercorns and Brandy into a sauce pan
- Bring to the boil and reduce by half
- Place the Worcestershire sauce into a large frying pan
- Heat until caramelized
- Add the reduced stock and the cream
- Simmer until it starts bubbling
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Disclosure: I was asked to create recipes for Weltevrede. A case of the wine was sent to me and the cost of the ingredients was covered. A donation in my name, in lieu of payment has been made to The Edge Of Life Fund. This recipe originally appeared here. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
What I blogged October 29:
- one year ago – Le Mesturet
- two years ago – Béarnaise Sauce
- four years ago – Regional And Seasonal Challenge
- five years ago – Vegetable Stock
45 thoughts on “Pink Peppercorn Sauce”
Love pink peppercorn sauce and this one certainly looks excellent – Tandy – unfortunately pink peppercorns can sometimes be difficult to get here but I am always looking out for them.
They are also difficult to find here so I buy in bulk when I see them 🙂
I’ve only had peppercorn sauce in restaurants before but would love to try my hand at it. For me, even though I’m only 36, I still love swimming the best for exercise! It’s an awesome workout and so easy on my joints. Okay, I do feel a little old. Running on the road, no way!
I am not a runner at all! And swimming is so good for you 🙂
What a beautiful meal! I have a huge container of pink peppercorns and am always looking for something new to do with them… Yum! 🙂
Let me know if you try this 🙂
This sauce would be perfect on most anything! I’d prefer it on my spoon and slurping away! Glad you are feeling better!
It is perfect for eating alone. Thanks for the visit Abbe 🙂
Ouch! Sorry about your knee pain. The peppercorn sauce sounds amazing.
Thanks Pam 🙂
Love pink peppercorns and they are great in this sauce…so is the wine! Ouch on cortisone but I thought they injected something first to block the pain?
They injected a local anaesthetic which was sore 🙂
Hi Tandy, this is a very sophisticated sauce, sounds delicious! Hope your knee gets better soon.
Thank you Cheri 🙂
I need to get back to the gym and swimming… sigh.
I need to get some swimming done as well Liz xx
This sounds like a versatile sauce Tandy! And I’m sorry to hear about the problems that you’ve been having with your knee and health!
The sauce is really versatile Lorraine 🙂
Perfect combo for a Sunday treat!
Tandy, your sauce sounds wonderful! I do love a good homemade sauce for meats. I hope your knee will be as good as new soon.
Thank you for the compliment, and the wishes Jean 🙂
I love peppercorn sauce!
The whole dish looks so delicious, I would love to be tasting it now.
Thanks so much for sharing,
Thanks Julie 🙂
I’m so glad you found exercise you can do that doesn’t exacerbate your pain. This sauce sounds delicious. 🙂
Thanks Krista, I am still working on the exercise regime 🙂
I also have not seen pink peppercorns here but I am sure I could make it with mixed peppercorns, right? Or are pink peppercorns a lot milder than green and black. So sorry hear to hear about your knee. I always say it is not the age its the mileage… lol take good care of yourself.
Haha, it is the mileage! Pink peppercorns have a milder, sweeter flavour but the sauce is versatile and will work with your mix 🙂
I have MS and know how satisfying it is when you can find an excersise you can do that doesnt exacerbate pain! Also, the peppercorn sauce sounds amazing!
I am sure you can relate, even if my pain is probably nothing as bad as yours *hugs*
I’m so glad your knee is feeling better. I love peppercorn sauce and this pink peppercorn sauce sounds wonderful.
Thanks Doreen 🙂
I reckon exercise is dangerous. :/ Sorry your knee has been painful, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Cortisone is hardcore.
Lovely recipe tho, I havent had a pink peppercorn sauce in forever, will add to the shopping list today.
Happy weekend to you sweets. 🙂
I am with you about exercise being dangerous!
I recently tried pink peppercorn they taste amazing. And this sauce sounds so delicious. I hope your knee would recover soon.
Thanks Anu 🙂
I mad sit & loved it served over organic chicken fillets! Lovely sauce!
Thank you Sophie, I am so glad that you made this 🙂
This sounds amazing, everything with pink peppercorns is delicious. I’ve bought a big jar of pink peppercorns from Burma Spice, and I’m searching for lovely recipes like this one, so I can finish that jar, and learn as many ways as I can to cook with this ingredient.
Enjoy the sauce when you make it 🙂
I have made this and it is delicious. Fab recipe. I have also made a pink peppercorn ice cream that everyone loved as it really showcased the floral tones
Thanks for the compliment, and I shall have to try that ice cream idea 🙂