Tried and true, surf and turf is a match made in heaven. For this version I've paired perfectly barbecued steak with creamy garlic prawns. Flavoured with parmesan and herbs then topped with fresh chives, this meal is super tasty.
Surf and turf is a meal containing seafood and beef, most often steak and shellfish. My favourite version is perfectly barbecued Steak with Creamy Garlic Prawns.
I like to make this whole meal on the BBQ, using a BBQ friendly frying pan. If you don't have anything suitable, you can easily fry the prawns on the stove top. Serve your surf and turf with a fresh green salad for an easy summer meal!
- Steak: When it comes to BBQ steak, you want a good quality cut of meat. Sirloin or scotch fillet are both good options. Rump steak is better suited to stewing or slow cooking.
- Prawns: I used frozen prawns to make this dish, allowing them to defrost before I fried them. Fresh prawns would be great too, just make sure you remove the tails first.
- Cream: If you don't have any cream to hand, you can substitute it for cream cheese or sour cream.
Note: Scroll to the recipe card for the ingredients, quantities and the full method.
Step by step instructions:
Add the steaks to a shallow dish. Pour over olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Allow to come to room temperature.
Heat the BBQ to a high heat. Grill steaks for 2-3 minutes each side, to your liking. Set the steaks aside to rest.
While the steak is cooking, heat a BBQ-proof frying pan on the BBQ.
Melt the butter until it starts to sizzle then add the garlic and prawns. Fry the prawns for 1 minute on each side. Scatter over the mixed herbs, then pour in the vegetable stock and cream. Simmer while stirring for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle in the parmesan and chives, then stir until the sauce has thickened.
Serve steaks topped with the creamy garlic prawns and a fresh salad on the side.
When barbecuing or grilling steak, you want it to be tender and juicy. In order to achieve this, you need a good quality piece of meat with a little fat in it. Both sirloin and scotch fillet are good options. Once you've grilled your steak, always allow it to rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to remain inside the meat.
Sure thing. Any meals that are traditionally cooked on the BBQ can be made on the stove top in the cooler months. I would cook the steak and the prawns in the same pan so that you soak up all those lovely cooking juices.
This type of meal is best eaten immediately. I would only cook enough pieces of steak and prawns for the amount of people eating.
These ingredients won't stand up well to freezing.
I buy frozen prawns while they are on special and try and have a bag in the freezer at all times. They can be the base of a quick and easy meal and they defrost petty quickly. They are full of good vitamins and minerals and their flavour isn't too strong meaning a lot of kids will eat them.
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- 4 sirloin or scotch steaks, 800g
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 250g raw prawns, tails removed
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- ¼ cup vegetable stock
- ¼ cup cream
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
- 1 Tbsp chopped chives
- Add the steaks to a shallow dish. Pour over olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Allow to come to room temperature.
- Heat the barbecue to a high heat. Grill steaks for 2-3 minutes each side, to your liking. Set the steaks aside to rest.
- While the steak is cooking, heat a barbecue-proof frying pan on the barbecue.
- Melt the butter until it starts to sizzle then add the garlic and prawns. Fry the prawns for 1 minute on each side.
- Scatter over the mixed herbs then pour in the vegetable stock and cream. Simmer while stirring for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the parmesan and chives, then stir until the sauce has thickened.
- Serve steaks topped with the creamy garlic prawns and a fresh salad on the side.
- This can also be cooked on the stove top instead of the barbecue.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 293mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 54g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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