Valentines Day Dinner: Surf and Turf for Two

Surf and Turf for Two

If you plan on staying in this Valentine's Day, fresh ingredients and top-quality steak and shrimp make this a meal worth celebrating.


For the Herb Oil:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

For the Surf and Turf: 

  • 12 Brookshire Brothers shrimp
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, plus 2 to 3 sprigs
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 10-oz piece beef tenderloin, trimmed (or 2 filet mignon)
  • Sea salt
  • 8 asparagus spears (or brussels sprouts)
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter


  1. Mix all ingredients of the herb oil in a small bowl. Cover and set aside. 
  2. Toss the shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, chopped thyme, and pepper to taste in a bowl. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the shrimp on a foil-lined broiler pan.
  3. Season the beef with sea salt and pepper, press the thyme sprigs into the meat and set aside.
  4. Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus. Put the asparagus in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 cup water and a pinch of sea salt. 
  5. Heat a medium ovenproof skillet over high heat and add the butter. When the foam subsides, sear the beef until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Using tongs, hold the meat and brown the sides.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the broiler and cook until a thermometer inserted into the beef registers 125 degrees F for medium rare, about 4 more minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board to rest while you cook the shrimp.
  8. Broil the shrimp until crisp, about 2 minutes per side. 
  9. Microwave the asparagus until tender, about 2 minutes. Slice the beef into 4 pieces (disregard if using filet mignon). 
  10. Serve with the shrimp, herb oil and asparagus. 

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