{Surf 'n' Turf}

So it's date night at our place and we feel like something a little bit fancy, I've even got out the tablecloth although I'm not going to iron it, we're not that fancy, our fingers are crossed that we have worn out the wee peas enough that they might go to sleep so we can watch a movie later, and we've always loved surf 'n' turf, its a great combo and so retro. 

You need to act pretty fast once the steaks are cooked so have everything ready to go, we had it with oven chips, I told you we weren't that fancy ! and baby carrots, it was perfect and so was my date.

...the dish
olive oil
2 fillet steaks
salt, to taste
8 green king prawns, shelled, deveined, tails intact
20g butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup white wine (alternatively ¼ cup beef stock)
1 cup cream
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons flatleaf parsley, finely chopped

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat, season the steaks with salt and a drizzle of olive oil and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, depending on how you like them and how thick they are.

Remove from the pan and keep warm under foil. Now's when you need to move pretty fast, heat a wee bit more oil in the same pan and cook prawns 1-2 minutes or until just cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside.

Lower the heat and add the butter and garlic to the pan, cook gently until soft. Stir in the wine or stock and cook for a further minute. Add cream and pepper and cook for another couple of minutes then toss back in the prawns, add the parsley and heat until warm through. To serve, place steaks onto plate, top with 4 prawns and a generous drizzle of cream sauce.


  1. so retro and so australian!! Should have saved this one for Australia Day!! never done surf 'n'turf - but looks so yummy, you may have convinced me!!

  2. Who needs fancy with prawns that size! I'm sooo jealous. I thinknthey are almost $2 for those big ones here.


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