Creamy Shrimp & Steak (Surf n’ Turf)

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Tender, flavourful steak seared in butter and seasoning served with a creamy shrimp sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 364 kcal


  • 2 steak filet mignon about 1.5" thick
  • 1 cup shrimp deveined, tail off (or 20-24 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or oil of choice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup half & half


  • Pat dry steak with a paper towel then season with 3/4 tsp salt.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat then add olive oil
  • Add the steak and sear for about 4 minutes. Flip and sear for another 3 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees (medium) or to your desired doneness.
  • Remove from pan and set aside. Cover the steak to rest.
  • In the same pan add the butter to melt followed by the shrimp, garlic, cayenne, rest of the salt and paprika.
  • Sautee for about 1 minute on each side or until no longer pink. Add cream and cook for about 2 min until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat then drizzle the lemon juice and set aside
  • Place the steak onto a chopping board and slice evenly. Put on the plate then top with the shrimp. Serve warm


As Valentine's day is almost here, surprise your other half with this tender, juicy, flavourful dish. This dish will make a perfect Valentine's Day Dinner for two. Pair it with this The Best Mashed Potatoes and a side of green beans or asparagus and it will make you feel like you are dining at a fancy steak house without breaking the bank. 
Filet mignon can be quite expensive, so if that is not an option for you, any cut of beef will work. I would advise, however, to use baking soda to tenderize the beef. Mix 1 tbsp baking soda and 1 cup of water and let the beef soak for about 25 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry before continuing with the recipe.
Serve this with a chilled Red Roscato and this favourite No-Bake Ginger-Lemon Tartlets for dessert to make it a memorable day. 


Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 26gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 1387mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 987IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Beef, Dinner, Fancy Dinner, Shrimp, Valentine's Day Dinner
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