Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Surf & Turf

I showed Jordan my food blog and he thought it was too dark. He picked this template instead of the black one. He thought the background needed to be lighter to go with the different foods that I post. What do you think?

I love grilling during the summer but after I while I get a bit bored with just having grilled meat for dinner. I found this recipe in one of my Cuisine at Home magazines and I've been waiting for shrimp to go on sale so I can try it. :) Well, shrimp was on sale at Harris Teeter this week so I gave this recipe a go!

4 strips bacon
1 pound tenderloin or top sirloin steak (I just used whatever steaks I had in the freezer)
4 slices baguette, about 1 inch thick, brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper
1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 Tablespoon flour
salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
red pepper flakes to taste
1 cup dry white wine
3 Tablespoons butter (unsalted if you wish)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Juice of half a lemon
Steak skewers

Saute bacon in a skillet over medium heat until nearly crisp but still pliable - about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate.

Preheat grill to medium high. Loosely weave a strip of bacon between pieces of meat on your skewer. I put two pieces of bacon on each skewer. Lightly coat meat with not stick spray and season with salt and pepper. Set aside while you get the shrimp going.

Toss shrimp with flour, salt and pepper. Saute 1 minute per side in the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Stir in tomatoes, garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute, then deglaze with wine. Simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, put meat on grill and turn occasionally until cooked to desired doneness - about 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from grill and tent with foil.

Grill prepared baguette slices about 1 minute per side.

Add the butter, parsley and lemon juice to the shrimp sauce.

I broke the skewers and placed each on a grilled baguette. Then spoon shrimp and sauce over the skewers. The sauce soaks into the bread and is heavenly with the shrimp and steak! Honestly, Jordan and I both really enjoyed this recipe and I will definitely be one I make again and again!!


pennie said...


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Take Care,

Stefanie said...

Pennie ~ I did not know about it! I looked into it and I have to have at least 20 posts. Once I have that many I'll submit my blog.

Thanks for letting me know about it!