For those who don’t want to choose between a steak dinner or a seafood feast, surf and turf is the ideal meal. It’s a classic choice for a reason; the combination of tender steak and succulent lobster is incredibly indulgent. The next time you’re celebrating with a special dinner, try our recipe for the perfect surf and turf dinner for two right at home.
Before you cook, fully thaw both your steaks and lobster tails. For the filets, place in a dish in the refrigerator until fully thawed. Before cooking, let them rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, outside of their packaging.
To thaw your lobster tails, place them into a pan of ice and water, making sure they’re fully covered. Place the pan in the refrigerator or cooler overnight, or until thawed. Keep the tails in ice-cold water until you’re ready to cook them. Your lobster tails shouldn’t be at room temperature for more than a few minutes.
Times are based upon using thawed filets
Rare (120-130°F) – cook 7 minutes on each side
Medium Rate (130-140°F) – cook 7 ½ minutes on each side
Medium (140-150°F) – cook 8 minutes on each side
Well Done (160-170°F) – cook 11 ½ minutes on each side
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