1 Tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 Tablespoon white peppercorns, crushed
2 6-oz. salmon steaks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
freshly ground sea salt
1 Tablespoon Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus extra to garnish
Combine crushed peppercorns. Cover salmon steaks with mustard and press peppercorns into the cut sides of the salmon to form thin coating. Season with salt.
Melt butter in a hot pan. Add salmon steaks. Reduce the heat to medium and cook on one side, until browned, about 3 minutes.
Increase heat to medium high, turn over salmon. Add whiskey. Cook rapidly until the whiskey has been reduced. Add the cream and stir quickly, scraping up any bits that are sticking to the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil.
Cook until the sauce starts to thicken (1-2 minutes), then season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped chives and serve immediately, garnished with the extra chives.