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Surf and Turf

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Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

There are many incarnations of Surf and Turf – some have Bearnaise sauce, some use different kinds of seafood and some different cuts of steak. This version has fillet steak, prawns and a creamy garlic sauce.

2 teaspoons olive oil
4 x 220g fillet steaks
Salt, to taste
16 green king prawns, shelled, deveined, tails intact
20g butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup white wine (alternatively ¼ cup beef stock)
1 cup cream
1 tablespoon cornflour
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Season the steaks with salt and cook for 4-5 minutes each side. ( Be sure to seal the edges of the steak as well.) Cooking time will depend on how thick the steaks are and how you like them cooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm under foil.

Heat remaining oil in the same pan and cook prawns 1-2 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Lower the heat to medium and add butter and garlic to the pan; cook gently until soft. Stir in wine and cook for a further minute. Add cream and pepper and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Dissolve cornflour in a little water and stir into the sauce to thicken, a little at a time, until desired consistency. Cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened and the cornflour has cooked out. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Toss prawns and parsley into the sauce and heat gently until warm through.

To serve, place steaks onto each dinner plate and top each with 4 prawns and a good dollop of cream sauce. Beautiful served with salad and chips.

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User comments
What kind of cut is that? In CARROTS. Because i copy your recipe of surf and turf in our culinary class. thank you so much!
Hi Juile! This recipe is so easy to make and so much flavour!! thank you for keeping us all so happy. these simple ingredients are now a big part of the cupboard for surf and turf everyweek, must have!! The whole family goes crazy over it!! Love your cooking Julie, your the best!!
I am cooking this for my family for Christmas Eve dinner, my husband is very keen to try it. Hoping all goes well.
Hi julie you are such a good cook, i have your book and you signed it at narooma thanks a lot your recipes are simple and tastie
Garlic prawns and surf and turf are my two all time favourite dishes on the rare occassions that I go out. Now it doesn't matter, I can have them any time! Thanks Julie and keep up the great work on your show.
That was the best garlic prawns I have ever made, I also added an extra clove of garlic and I served the prawns on rice, thanks, I will make them again. Love the show
After watching Julie cook the surf n turf, I went out and bought everything I needed to make the recipe. It was fantastic! It was so easy to make and was a absolute hit with the family. Thanks Julie, love your recipes!
Thank you so much Julie!!!! Love watching the show and love your devine & EASY recipies!!! Thank you for giving REAL famalies on a budget great ideas Keep up the great work Lee~Lee

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