“Dinner for Bae” Surf N Turf

As Valentines Day approaches, I wanted to share a lit recipe so that you can cook a delicious meal for your bae instead of going out to eat and waiting a few hours to be seated. Home cooked meals are much more intimate as well as cost efficient. Usually the week before Valentine’s Day , your local grocer will have steaks and seafood at a lower price. My local grocer had ribeye for $5.77 a pound which is an amazing buy. I was able to get 2 ribeye steaks and shrimp for about $25, now imagine the cost of that at a fancy steakhouse! I suggest pairing this recipe with my Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus and Creamy + Dreamy Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes . So as with all the other recipes I have posted, make it and enjoy! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or Instagram

Ingredients

Steak Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar

Steak

  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Ground Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 resealable bag (gallon size)

Shrimp

  • 1 pound of extra large raw shrimp, deveined with shells off
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Ground Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Thyme
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

Instructions

Steak

1. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and brown sugar -then set it aside

2. Sprinkle both sides of the steak with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder

3. Place steaks in a resealable bag and pour the marinade in it, make sure the steak is coated well and let it marinate for 4-24 hours in the refrigerator

4. When you are ready to cook the steak, make sure you take it out and let it get room temperature before cooking it (helps it cook evenly)

5. In a heated large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil

6. Sear steak on both sides from 5-8 minutes (I attached a chart to give you an idea of how long to cook the steak according to how you like your steak) , add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan after you cook the first side of the steak

7. Remove the steaks from the pan and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Shrimp

  1. In a bowl, season shrimp with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and thyme
  2. In a large heated skillet, add butter and allow it to melt
  3. Add garlic and allow it to cook for 1-3 minutes
  4. Add the shrimp and lemon juice to the skillet and cook for 4-6 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked
  5. Remove from heat and serve !

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