Serve with roasted vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes and broccolini.
Substitute apple juice for the brandy.
Testing Steak for Doneness Without a Thermometer
While it is most accurate to test a steak's doneness with an instant-read thermometer, you can also judge a steak's doneness by pressing it with your finger. If it is soft, it's rare. If it resists slightly but springs back, it is medium-rare. If it is firm, then the steak is well done.