Searing the steaks in a very hot, dry pan ensures succulent meat. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

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  • Combine broth, gin, vinegar and juniper berries in a measuring cup. Set aside.

  • Brush or rub steaks with oil. Press pepper onto the steaks and season with salt. Heat a medium cast-iron or heavy skillet over high heat until nearly smoking. Place steaks in the heated pan and cook until browned on the outside but still pink inside, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and keep warm.

  • Add the reserved broth mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan, until reduced slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Place the steaks on individual plates and spoon the sauce over.


To crush juniper berries: Place whole spices in a plastic bag and crush with the bottom of a heavy skillet or pulse in a spice grinder.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 107 mg cholesterol; 323 mg sodium. 562 mg potassium; 5.6 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 35.6 g protein; 36 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mcg folate; 31 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;