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The Ultimate Surf and Turf

It’s time to dive into a Smokin’ and Grillin wit AB adventure inspired by none other than the master himself, AB ! In this epic surf and turf journey, we’ll explore the art of perfectly grilled steaks and lobster tails, enhanced by the aromatic dance of compound butter.

Ingredients

For the Steaks:

  • 4 10-ounce steaks (filet mignon, NY strip, T-Bone, or Rib Eye recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Lobsters:

  • 4 lobster tails (5-6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons, halved or wedged (Meyer lemons recommended)

For the Compound Butter:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (high quality)
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed

For Serving:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (high quality)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, minced

Instructions

Prepare the Steaks:

  • Season each steak with kosher salt, ensuring an even coating on both sides.
  • Allow the steaks to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.

Prepare the Lobsters:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Butterfly the lobster tails by cutting through the top shell and flesh, leaving the bottom shell intact.
  • Season the lobster tails with salt and pepper.
  • Place the lobster tails on the preheated grill, shell side down, and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the meat is opaque and slightly charred.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the lobster tails during the last minute of grilling.

Make the Compound Butter:

  • In a bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, and thyme leaves. Mix well.
  • Form the compound butter into a log shape using plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

Grill the Steaks:

  • Grill the steaks to your desired doneness, making sure to get a nice sear on both sides.
  • About 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, but adjust based on your preference and the thickness of the steaks.
  • During the last minute of grilling, place a slice of the compound butter on top of each steak, allowing it to melt and infuse flavor.

Serve:

  • Plate each steak alongside a grilled lobster tail.
  • Drizzle melted butter over both the steak and lobster.
  • Garnish with minced parsley and chives for a burst of fresh flavor.
  • Serve Your Surf and Turf with additional lemon wedges on the side.

Recipe Card

The Ultimate Surf and Turf

Prep Time 29 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 59 mins
Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Season each steak with kosher salt, ensuring an even coating on both sides.

  2. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.

  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Butterfly the lobster tails by cutting through the top shell and flesh, leaving the bottom shell intact.

  5. Season the lobster tails with salt and pepper.

  6. Place the lobster tails on the preheated grill, shell side down, and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the meat is opaque and slightly charred.

  7. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the lobster tails during the last minute of grilling.

  8. In a bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, and thyme leaves. Mix well.

  9. Form the compound butter into a log shape using plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. >brbr<
  10. Grill the steaks to your desired doneness, making sure to get a nice sear on both sides.

  11. About 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, but adjust based on your preference and the thickness of the steaks.

  12. During the last minute of grilling, place a slice of the compound butter on top of each steak, allowing it to melt and infuse flavor.

  13. Plate each steak alongside a grilled lobster tail.

  14. Drizzle melted butter over both the steak and lobster.

  15. Garnish with minced parsley and chives for a burst of fresh flavor.

  16. Serve with additional lemon wedges on the side.

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