Monday, March 1, 2010

Bruce's Surf and Turf with stir fried greens

Until recently requested to produce a "good surf and turf recipe", I had almost forgotten: I. am. the. master. of. surf. and. turf.

(serves 2)


two x one inch thick eye fillet steaks (get a butcher to cut them up for you)
chopped fresh herbs (i chose coriander)
12 raw prawns with tails intact
butter & olive oil
6 thin slices prosciutto
bunch of asparagus (or other green vegies)
good quality mayonnaise
one lime


Before doing anything, thoroughly pat dry the steaks with absorbent paper towel and rub with olive oil. Wrap prosciutto slices around steaks and pin into place with tooth picks (as shown), season with salt and pepper, and brown for a few minutes on each side in pan on a high heat. Put steaks on a tray and into an oven warmed to 16o degrees celsius - set the timer to 10 minutes for medium-rare (or 15 mins medium, 20 mins well done).

Put a knob of butter in the same pan with a splash of olive oil, add some finely choped garlic and the prawns, stir fry on high heat until just opaque - at the last minute, throw in some fresh herbs. Set prawns + garlic butter aside in a warm place, then add the chopped asparagus to the pan and stir fry until just cooked (nobody likes overcooked asparagus - keep it crunchy!)

Serve the asparagus separately (as shown) with a dollop of whole egg mayo and sprinkled with lime juice. Plate up the steaks and place the prawns + garlic butter over the top, squeeze some more lime juice over the prawns to give it a nice fresh flavour.


Timothy said...

Yes it was as yummy as it looks. MMMMMM surf n turf it's good in my belly.

ninevah said...

I think my hubby would even go for that (considering the prawns!)... though he baulks at the use of asparagus these days (which I've only discovered in the last year)... complains about the smell afterwards. Hmmm.

Taya Jo said...

Asparagus! Yummmm Im definately having a go at this one!