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How bad can green peppercorns in brine go?

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How bad can green peppercorns in brine go?

miss louella | Feb 29, 2012 04:48 PM

I'm all set to make green peppercorn steak for dinner tonight, but realized my peppercorns in brine had an expiration date three years ago. I've never used green peppercorns, but a gal's gotta wonder... how bad can they go? I opened the can (which was not bulging) and it smells peppery in there. Two stores later, it's clear it's those old peppercorns or nothing.

Recipe calls for:
2T butter
1T oil
4 steaks
2 T shallots
2T canned green peppercorns
1T dijon
2T cream

Oh yeah, I'm not such a hot meat cook either--this was a special Leap Day surprise for my guy who loves Australian-style pepper steak. Sooooooo, what's a gal to do?

Thanks for any and all help!!

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