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SURF AND TURF

Ingredients

  • 2, 7 to 10 oz. filets
  • 2 lobster tails, 5 to 7 oz. each
  • 1 stick butter, sliced into pats
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 8 to 10 whole garlic cloves
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges
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What better way to enjoy New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter than with a Surf and Turf dinner you can make in your very own home! It’s super easy and so delicious. Add in a bottle of wine and an amazing dessert, and you are good to go.

In my opinion, Surf and Turf consists of a nice juicy steak (filet or ribeye for me), cooked to medium-rare, paired with a gorgeous broiled lobster tail. However, do you! Not into lobster? Substitute with Shrimp Scampi, or for a bit of spice, try my Angry Shrimp.

As for sides, Creamy Parmesan Risotto, or a classic Baked Potato would both pair nicely.

a filet and lobster tail in a cast iron pan

HOW TO PREPARE SURF AND TURF

Click here to check out how to perfectly broil lobster tails. For the filets, you can use the sous vide method, if you have a little extra time. Click here for the recipe!

Not in the mood to sous vide? For the filets, simply heat up a cast iron pan to medium/medium-high. Be sure to allow the meat to come to room temperature prior to cooking. This will allow for a most perfect sear. Rub the filets with a touch of olive oil. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Place the steak in cast iron pan with about four to six pats of butter, the whole garlic cloves and fresh rosemary and thyme.

a filet searing in a cast iron pan with herbs and garlic cloves for my surf and turf dinner

Allow the steak to sear and form a perfect crust on one side. Flip and do the same for the other side. You will notice the garlic will brown and the herbs will give off an amazing aroma. I usually cook mine for about four minutes per side for a rare-plus to medium-rare temperature.

If you wish for your steak to cook to a medium to well, place a lid after the first flip and allow the steaks to cook a few minutes longer.

To finish, add another pat of butter and fresh chopped parsley to each filet. Place on plate alongside the finished broiled lobster tail. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes prior to digging in! ENJOY this fabulous Surf and Turf Dinner!

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