YOU GUYS! I made surf and turf steak and lobster tail and I’m SO excited. Let’s talk about this.
In case you haven’t noticed, I may have been creating a Valentine’s Menu this year, and by “may” I mean yes I have. We’ve got surf and turf steak and lobster tail, a little broccoli and cauliflower side dish, and of course molten chocolate cake (themed cocktail also on its way because yes please).
First off, lobster tail is actually WAY easier than you’d think! The only struggle I have with them is cutting through the shell, but my poor kitchen shears are beyond dull. They can barely cut string let alone a shell!
However, I’ve discovered a very handy trick that really helps, dull shears and all. If you cut the spot on the underside of the lobster tail where the legs meet the shell, it’s a LOT easier. It loosens up the shell a bit.
Ok so step by step surf and turf steak and lobster tail:
1. Rinse tails, pat dry and place on a baking sheet.
2. Using shears, cut the shells down the center to the base, stopping before cutting through the base. If you're having trouble, cut through the spot where the legs meet the shell on the underside of the lobster.
3. Using a spoon, separate the lobster from the shell.
4. Open up the shell a little bit, grab the meat and pull it up and over the shell, squeezing the shell back together and letting the meat rest on top of the seam.
5. Make a shallow cut along the center of the meat and layer it over the sides of the shell.
6. Brush with lemon garlic butter and bake. Boom.
Awesome right??? I had NO idea. While the lobster is baking, sear up your steak, throw it in the oven until cooked to desired doneness.
Surf and turf steak and lobster tail = Date night staple from now on. Valentine’s Day entrée anyone??Print