Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Halve figs. Make: 1. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil, cracked pepper, and salt over each steak. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in an ovenproof skillet on medium-high heat. Sear steak on each side, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to plate. 3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and sear fig halves for 2 minutes per side, or until caramelized. Remove and reserve with steak. 4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil along with shallots to skillet. Cook for 10 minutes or until soft. 5. Add wine, vinegar, and thyme and bring to a boil. 6. Put steaks into pan with shallots and figs. Bake on middle rack for 15 minutes for medium-rare. 7. Remove steaks and figs and tent with foil. 8. Bring remaining sauce to a boil and reduce to 1/2 cup. 9. Whisk in butter. Season with salt and pepper. Serve steaks with figs and shallots and spoon sauce over steaks.