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Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops

Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops - SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops - SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

Is anyone else super excited about Valentine’s Day?

I mean, hello? We have steaks, scallops, garlic and so much butter! Things that are much better than flowers, chocolate and jewelry.

Am I right or am I right?

Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops - SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

Well, on second thought, the flowers, chocolate and jewelry can’t hurt.

But this surf and turf dinner for two made in less than 30 minutes will make your night. It’s so good, you may get a proposal out of this.

I’m just saying. This garlic butter sauce has a lot of magic behind it.

Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops - SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

Garlic Butter Steak and Scallops

SURF AND TURF made in less than 30 min! The steak + scallops are so perfectly cooked with the best garlic butter sauce!

15 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 (1 1/2 inch thick) beef tenderloin fillets (about 6 to 8 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8-10 large sea scallops

For the garlic butter sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Using paper towels, pat both sides of the steak dry; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Place the steaks in the middle of the skillet and cook until a dark crust has formed, about 4-6 minutes. Using tongs, flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until desired doneness; set aside, loosely covered.
  4. While the steak rests, wipe the skillet clean and melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
  5. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  6. Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  7. To make the garlic butter sauce, reduce heat to low; add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in butter, parsley, chives, lemon juice and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Serve steak and scallops immediately with garlic butter sauce.

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24 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love this recpie!

  2. Great recipe!  Thank you!  I decided to mix things up a bit and it turned out unbelievable.  Try it.  Instead of lemon juice I used lime juice, and for zest I used orange zest. Turned our very fresh and flavorful.  Yum!  

  3. Could you use scallions instead of chives? The store I’m at is out of chives

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this for my wife 0n Valentines Day and it was slamming. For a guy who doesn’t cook that much this was quick and easy to prepare and so delicious to eat. We both enjoyed this one! Thank you 

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Made with BBq Filets and Giant Scampi rather  than  the Million dollar Scallops. Also add some Asparagus for some Color. 
    A good 2000 Domaine Weinbach  Cuvée Sainte Catherine

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this for date night and it was FANTASTIC! Simple and delicious. I didn’t and wouldn’t change a thing. I sent a photo to our son who asked me to make it for our next family dinner. It is a GO!

    Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  7. Being on a low salt, diabetic diet, I need the nutritional info for every diet.

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love your receipes!
    Cannot find the fried chicken tha
    You keep the lid on while frying that goes with a delicious sauce.  Best ever!

  9. Rated 3 out of 5

    The scallops were great with the sauce, but it just didn’t seem to go with the steaks. The lemon was overpowering. This was also a very time-consuming dish if you’re making for more than 2, which I was. Would not make again.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made without the scallops because my boyfriend doesn’t like them. The steak came out delicious!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    I would reduce the amount of butter being used. But it does look delish.

  12. Looks amazing and I’m printing it right away!

  13. It’s a bit confusing about the total amount of butter to be used.  It says use the remaining butter when you’re cooking the scallops.  How much butter is used when making the garlic sauce?  Thanks!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sooooo good!    Made tonight (Saturday) and was spectacular!  

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    this looks, killer,
    ill try it this summer using the skillet on the grill

  16. Holy crap this looks AMAZING