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Pan-Seared Steak with Mustard Seeds, Black Pepper, and Rosemary

4 to 6 Servings

30 minutes

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We give meat an acidic finish to lighten and brighten flavors by finishing pan-fried steaks with a quick pan sauce made with whole-grain mustard, plus a little shallot and butter. The flavor combination was inspired by the late Floyd Cardoz’s “Flavorwalla.” Be sure the pan is off the burner when the butter is whisked into the sauce at the end so the butter doesn’t “break” and become watery.

4 to 6


30 minutes



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Michael R.
February 25, 2023
Best flavor profile
Every family gathering request this before all other recipes
Nancy M.

Hello, I have reviewed this recipe both in your print version that I received yesterday May-June 2021, and now online. In neither recipe, nor in the write-ups, can I see anything about coriander, even though it's in the title. I happen to like coriander seeds, and have used them with steak before, so I am curious why it is not included in the recipe, but is clearly in the title. Were they accidentally omitted? Thanks

Razy M.

I don’t see coriander in the recipe. Did I miss something or is the peppercorn replacing it?

Doris H.

Where is the coriander in this recipe? The title says "Pan-Seared Steak with Mustard Seeds, Coriander and Rosemary" but I cannot find the Coriander ingredient. Thank you and looking forward to making this dish as it looks delicious.

Lynn C.

Hi All -

We apologize! This recipe was based on a version by Floyd Cardoz that included coriander and, in our version, we switched to black peppercorns. Unfortunately, that change wasn't updated in the title of the recipe. We have now updated the recipe to reflect the black pepper and removed the reference to coriander. We are so sorry about the confusion!

The Milk Street Team

Dan W.

If we want to use coriander instead of pepper, what amount should be used for this recipe?

Lynn C.

Hi Dan -

I believe the original recipe called for 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds. However, we modified the recipe and made a mustard pan sauce but found that we didn't like the coriander with the mustard pan sauce.

The Milk Street Team

Jennifer B.

Am not as smart as the other reviewers, didn't notice the disconnect. Black peppercorns, steak and mustard are a holy trinity. Fabulous steak.