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Surf & Turf for 2

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Serves 2 | 


2 8 oz. beef filet steaks
2 4 oz. lobster tails, rinsed and cleaned
2 lemon wedges
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Olive oil
For Compound Butter:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons shallots, finely chopped
2 teaspoons parsley, finely chopped


  1. Remove beef filet from the refrigerator, place filets on a plate and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine butter, shallots and parsley in a mixing bowl, mix together well. Tear a piece of wax paper and lay on counter top. Spoon mixture onto wax paper and form into a cylinder. Place in the refrigerator.
  3. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven. Heat oven to 400F.
  4. Line two small baking sheets with aluminum foil. Coat foil with cooking spray. Remove compound butter from the refrigerator.
  5. Place lobster tails on one of the baking sheets. Squeeze lemon juice over lobster tails. Top both tails with a pat of compound butter. Set aside.
  6. Bring a skillet to high heat. Drizzle olive oil over beef filets. Season with salt and pepper. Pour a little olive oil into the skillet and place beef filets in skillet. Sear each side for 1 minute.
  7. While beef filets are searing, place lobster tails in oven. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Remove lobster tails from oven and cover with aluminum foil.
  8. After beef filets are seared, transfer to the second baking sheet. Place in oven and cook for 4-7 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Arrange beef filets and lobster tails on serving plates. Top beef filets with a pat of compound butter and enjoy!
Course: Dinner
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