Surf and turf

5
4
4
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
48 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
The words "surf and turf" typically recall fancy—often heavy—dinners at a restaurant. But with this recipe, you can create your own healthy version of the fabulous duo; you can even make it in your own backyard. Fire up that grill, and crack open the lobster tails because this American dish is a crowd pleaser! Although lobster is thought of as a "lavish" dinner option, it actually is not as complicated to prepare as you might think. In fact, the total prep time for this Surf and Turf is actually around 48 minutes! And who can forget the garlic-butter sauce? It works great over steamed or grilled vegetables, too.

Ingredients

cooking spray

4 spray(s), divided

uncooked lobster meat

1½ pound(s), tails, thawed if frozen (use three 9 oz tails)

minced garlic

2 tsp

uncooked lean flank steak

1¼ pound(s)

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly groundSauce Ingredients

unsalted butter

1½ Tbsp

minced garlic

2 tsp

reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

lemon(s)

½ medium, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Off heat, coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat grill.
  2. Place lobster tails on a cutting board, softer-shell side up. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut lobster tails in half lengthwise, exposing flesh; set aside.
  3. Rub steak with garlic, salt and pepper, pressing mixture into steak; coat steak with cooking spray.
  4. Grill steak, turning once, until medium rare, about 15 minutes, or longer for desired degree of doneness. Remove steak to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, while steak rests, to grill lobster tails, coat flesh with cooking spray and then place lobster, flesh-side down, on grill; grill until lightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip lobster tails; cook until shells are charred and meat is firm and opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more.
  6. To make garlic-butter sauce, put butter and garlic in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until butter melts. Stir in broth, lemon juice, salt and pepper; let simmer gently for 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  7. To serve, thinly slice steak against the grain. Stir parsley into garlic-butter sauce and drizzle over lobster; serve with lemon wedges. Yields about 2 1/2 ounces steak, 1/2 lobster tail and 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic-butter sauce per serving.

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