Surf and Turf with Garlic Cream Sauce

Surf and turf or surf ‘n’ turf is a main course that combines seafood such as prawns, lobster or scallops with red meat typically beef or lamb where either or can be steamed, grilled, breaded and fried. It can sometimes be served with a gravy on the side.


Most of the times, simpler things are better take this dish for example, just by the looks of it you may think it was prepared in a professional kitchen but trust me this is all homemade and its quite easy to prepare, easier than stews and stir fries, in fact you just need 15 minutes and it’s all ready. Last week there was a massive sale of rib eye in most of the supermarkets, probably there was an oversupply. Usually a kilogram of this cut will run you around NZ$35.00 at a minimum but last week they were NZ$22.00, that was a steal specially with New Zealand beef which is known for their quality. I grabbed at least three kilos of this and freeze it until I am ready to use them. Today was one of the days I felt like having them, so I grabbed four pieces to prepare our lovely dinner.

Talking about beef, do you know that New Zealand perhaps produces the best beef in the world. Here we can enjoy the juiciest steaks and tastiest ribs, that is why it is one of our best exports and it’s a sought-after animal product in most parts of the world. I can attest to that as we had lived in several counties and had visited a lot where on all of them had tried their local beef. New Zealand beef is simply incomparable to most beef in the world apart from the Japanese Kobe off course, but if we just compare the regular beef breed then I am sure New Zealand holds the throne. It may be the grass, water and clean environment combined, so we are blessed to be having these meats very accessible and reasonably priced to us. Now going back to our recipe which we definitely had used New Zealand beef, a well marbled rib eye with large prawns and creamy garlic sauce, all sourced locally using the freshest and best ingredients, resulting to this affordable luxurious meal that is so tasty, juicy and very delicious.

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Surf and Turf with Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Global

Description

Surf and turf or surf ‘n’ turf is a main course that combines seafood such as prawns, lobster or scallops with red meat typically beef or lamb where either or can be steamed, grilled, breaded and fried. It can sometimes be served with a gravy on the side.


Ingredients

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Surf and Turf


  • 4 pcs 1 1/2-inch-thick rib eye steaks
  • 12 pcs large prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 4 serves cauliflower puree
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Garlic Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Season rib eye steaks and prawns with salt and freshly ground black pepper, set it aside
  2. Over a stove top in high heat place a thick iron skillet until it smokes.
  3. Coat beef with a small amount of oil then place it in the hot skillet two steaks at a time so the temperature does not drop. Cook beef for 2 1/2 minutes to 3 minutes on each side (adjust time depending on how you like your beef), this timing is for medium rare to medium. Remove beef, then cook the remaining beef. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat up a separate skillet again in high heat.
  5. Coat prawns with small amount of oil then place it in the hot skillet, cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet then set aside.
  6. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic then sauté until fragrant.
  7. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Gradually add in the milk, while constantly mixing, add cream then season with salt and pepper.
  9. Simmer in low heat for 2 minutes, mix well making sure it is free of lumps. Once sauce thickens up. Sauce should back of your spoon when dipped on it.
  10. Add the Parmesan cheese and parsley, turn the heat off.
  11. Assemble your dish, place a serving of cauliflower puree on a plate, top it with steak then with three prawns, pour sauce on top, crack some fresh black pepper then serve.

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8 Responses

  1. This truly does look like a restaurant meal! I love steak, and this surf ‘n’ turf sounds delicious with that garlic cream sauce!

  2. Love the presentation….fine restaurant quality! Ribeye is my top favourite cut. I had 400g yesterday..it’s from Ireland. It was juicy and nice. Wish I could get some NZ beef. We can get NZ lamb here, but I haven’t seen the beef.

  3. Chef Mimi says:

    This is gorgeous. Your presentations are really professional looking! Just out of curiosity, did you ever go to the restaurant called Saffron in Arrowtown?

  4. This looks great Raymund! And I agree that sometimes “restaurant quality” dishes really aren’t that hard to make at home. We get New Zealand lamb once in awhile but I don’t think I’ve seen the beef.

  5. I just might have to add more Parmesan to make up for the fact that I can’t eat the garlic – and that doesn’t sound so bad at all!

  6. mjskitchen says:

    One doesn’t have to be a man to enjoy this surf and turf. 🙂 That garlic cream sauce throws it over the top for me. Wonderful!!!!

  7. suituapui says:

    That garlic cream sauce looks so good!

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