If you want to win me over for life, serve me surf n’ turn. There’s nothing I love more than a big juicy steak topped with shrimp. Well, maybe that and a big glass of Côtes du Rhône wine. And maybe a slice of cake.
I mean if I’m being completely honest, the way to my heart is through food that will probably stop it.
Which is completely hilarious and oh so ironic since my blog is technically supposed to be only healthy, good for you foods. But, as I’ve been saying for the past 2 years, I’m going through a slight crisis, er, rebrand, and I’m going to focus less on only healthy dishes and more food that I love to eat.
Which will be primarily healthy, low fat, low carb and high in fiber, but it’ll also include dishes like this that aren’t something you could eat everyday. Unless you’re a 1950’s mobster or on the Atkins diet. In that case, eat up my friends.
I’m still playing with new branding ideas and coming up with new website designs, so you probably won’t see a fresh new “me” until later this year. But in the meantime, you can expect to see more meals like this one grazing this little blog.
And is there really any better time to share an easy DIY surf n’ turf than the week of Valentine’s Day? Thanks to the amazing folks at Certified Angus Beef Brand for providing me with a box of amazing steak in all sorts of cuts, like rib-eye, flank and, my favorite, filet mignon. If your husband, wife or partner is a carnivore like myself, this is the meal to make them and these are the steaks to use.
Not only that, this is the perfect meal to make yourself if you find yourself alone on VDAY because you won’t have to share and can drink the entire bottle of wine yourself. Plus, nothing cures a broken heart like a big ol’ steak. At least that’s what helps me.
Surf N’ Turf (Steak with Shrimp)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
For the steak:
- 2 (5 -6 ounce) filet mignons
- Liberal dashes salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter*
For the shrimp:
- 1/2 pound shrimp, deveined
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Fresh cilantro or parsley
- Fresh parmesan
*For more flavor, use a compound butter. Here’s an easy recipe for one on SheKnows.
- For the steak. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Increase the heat to hight. (You want the pan very hot. Turn on the vent in your house to avoid smoke).
- Rub the steaks liberally with salt and pepper. Then rub the butter all over the steaks and add additional salt and pepper.
- Add to the pan and sear on both sides until browned, about 2 – 3 minutes.
- Remove the entire pan from the skillet and then place in the oven. Bake for an additional 6 – 7 minutes for medium rare. Let rest about 10 – 15 minutes before slicing.
- While the steak is baking, prepare the shrimp. Coat the shrimp liberally with seasoning.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, or about 3 – 5 minutes.
- Top the steaks with additional compound butter and shrimp. Serve with a dash of fresh parmesan and herbs.
Nutritional information per serving (steak with 5 – 7 shrimps):
Fat: 36 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 60 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 15