Savory Surf and Turf Dinner

Surf and Turf dinners provide the ultimate combination of both meat and seafood within one meal! When I think of surf and turf I think of extravagance or a 5-star restaurant and on a special occasion then why not recreate that experience at home. Surf and Turf Dinner is definitely not your every day meal so why not go all out! This meal may seem ‘exhausting’ or ‘time-consuming’ but in actuality once you have gathered all of the ingredients it is fairly simple. This recipe is not hard to make even though it has a few elements but if you are anything like me and love to multi-task in the kitchen you will be done in no time. Also you will be shocked how straight forward searing your steak really is. If done right, your steak will be just perfect and juicy.

The seasonings in the meat and seafood are light and simple; as the flavours of the steak and lobster speak for themselves without needing much seasoning at all.

I do hope you enjoy this recipe and happy date night!

Helpful Tips:

  1. I recommend following the Bhg.com tutorial for how to best prepare lobster tail, check her out in the link provided – https://www.bhg.com/recipes/fish/basics/how-to-butterfly-lobster-tail/

Steak Temperature on the inside:

  • Rare Steak– 120–130°F
  • Medium rare Steak– 130–135°F
  • Medium Steak– 135–145°F
  • Medium well Steak– 145–155°F
  • Well done Steak – 155°F and up

Ingredients:

Steak:

  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 New York strip steaks
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • Butter
  • Beer

Lobster:

  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp seafood seasoning/ old bay
  • Parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Garlic Butter (melt 2 1/2 tablespoon butter + 3 finely minced garlic)

Mashed Potatoes + Sauce:

  • 4 Large Potatoes
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Garlic and Herb Sauce Mix
  • Weber Garlic and Herb Seasoning

Steak Prep: Marinate steak in beer, a bit of salt, garlic and thyme for at least 1 hour

Directions:

Steak:

  1. Remove steak from marinate then rub some Himalayan salt and black pepper on both sides on the steak
  2. Heat oil in cast iron skillet or a non stick pan on high heat and sear steak for 5 mins on each side
  3. Reduce heat to medium then add butter, garlic and thyme. Tilt pan then baste the steak on each side for 2 mins
  4. Transfer steak to a plate and allow it to rest for at least 10 mins before serving

Baked Lobster Tails:

  1. Remove lobster tails then give them a quick rinse under cold water.
  2. Tap it dry with a paper towel then season with paprika, black pepper, seafood seasoning or old bay.
  3. Preheat  oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Mix together garlic butter and parsley then baste the lobster tails (I usually put a generous amount to keep it juicy and leave some to baste after cooking as well)
  5. Place Lobster tails on a baking sheet then bake for 15 mins.
  6. Baste lobster tails with leftover garlic butter.

Mashed Potatoes + Sauce + Broccoli

Potatoes:

  1. Boil Potatoes with a bit of salt until soft
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add butter. Use a potato masher to crush the potatoes and combine with the butter.
  3. Add heavy whipping cream then mash to your preferred consistency, season with salt.

Sauce:

  1. Add 1 tsp of butter to skillet and sauté onions s on high heat for 2 mins
  2. Lower the heat to medium-high and add heavy cream, 1 tsp of garlic and herb sauce mix, cook for 5-6 mins
  3. Season with black pepper and chicken bouillon or salt to taste
  4. Garnish with parsley to finish.

Broccoli:

  1. Wash the broccoli then add to a pot of boiling water with 1 tsp of butter.
  2. Cook for 3-5 mins then remove from the water and drain.

Combine the elements of steak, lobster tail, mashed potato, sauce and broccoli onto a plate and serve.

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