Surf and Turf Menu (for Two)

If you’re looking for that Surf and Turf menu for a romantic night in or a dinner party, I’ve got you 100% covered!

This surf and turf menu is no joke!! It’s better than any steakhouse you’ll ever go to and it’s for sure guaranteed to rock anyones world. If you need a special dinner menu for a special occasion, look no further.

We’ve got steak for 2, lobster risotto, an incredible avocado grapefruit fennel salad, a champagne cocktail and chocolate mousse for dessert. Truly a perfect menu. All the recipes below serve 2 people, with the exception of the risotto – that will feed 2 people and then leave leftovers because leftover risotto is the gift that keeps on giving!

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 pound T-bone steak, about 1-1 ½  in thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 whole garlic cloves (4 left whole and unpeeled, 4 thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves

  • Remove the steak from the fridge and pat it dry with paper towels, sprinkle heavily with salt and pepper on all sides and let sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

  • Heat ¼ cup of butter and the oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat, when melted and foamy add the steak, thyme and whole garlic cloves. Cook 4-5 min per side, moving the steak around every minute and spooning melted butter over the steak. Don’t forget to sear the sides. If you like a steak more than medium rare cook an additional 1-2 min.

  • Remove steak from the pan and let rest 5 min.

  • Return pan to high heat, add in 2 tablespoons butter, when it’s melted add in rosemary and thinly sliced garlic and quickly fry until the garlic just begins to brown.

  • Pour directly over the steak and serve topped with parsley.