Hello, food lovers!
Do you ever feel the need to upgrade your usual shrimp scampi for a more special occasion? Or perhaps wondered how to recreate a restaurant-style meal at home? Well, look no further! This post will guide you on how to make Steak and Shrimp Scampi, an exquisite “surf and turf” delight that you can easily prepare right in your kitchen!
Not only will this dish add a sophisticated touch to your dining table, but it’s also surprisingly simple to cook. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a beginner, this recipe is definitely a must-try!
We Get Started With The Ingredients
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For the Steak and Shrimp Scampi recipe, you will need:
- Unsalted butter
- Olive oil plus oil with high smoke point (i.e., canola or avocado oil)
- Garlic, minced
- Red pepper flakes
- Jumbo Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- Coarse salt
- White wine or chicken broth
- Lemon juice
- Fresh parsley
- NY Strip steak (1/2 lb. for two servings)
Cooking Steak and Shrimp Scampi
As there is more than one element to this entrée, you’ll have to follow separate steps for the steak and the shrimp. However, each step is quite quick and uncomplicated. It might be beneficial to have all your ingredients ready beforehand.
Mastering Shrimp Scampi:
- Begin with boiling linguine in a large pot of salted water until it’s al dente. Usually, it takes about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt some butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, careful not to overcook or burn the garlic.
- Add shrimp, salt, and pepper to the skillet and keep stirring until the shrimp becomes pink, taking about 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp once it’s done.
- Pour white wine or chicken broth, and lemon juice into the skillet. After a minute, take it off the heat and add the parsley.
- Add the linguine and the cooked shrimp back to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well-coated with the sauce.
Preparing Your Steak:
While your shrimp and pasta rest, you can focus on preparing your steak. Here’s how to get it done:
- Preheat a large cast iron pan over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper.
- Once the pan is hot enough, lightly coat the steak with high smoke-point oil.
- Cook the steak to your preferred doneness, which should take about 3-4 minutes per side.
- While the steak cooks, blend butter and garlic in a small separate dish.
- Once your steak is cooked, it’s time to finish it with some garlic butter, slicing it carefully against the grain of the meat.
Distribute the linguine and shrimp into two separate dishes, and top both with the garlic butter steak. Garnish with some more chopped parsley, and voila! Your restaurant-style dinner is ready!
Combining shrimp scampi with steak makes this dish, a step ahead in terms of decadence, and it’s the perfect way to make any meal feel more special, even if it’s just a regular Tuesday night.
What Pairs Well With Steak and Shrimp Pasta
Although our Steak and Shrimp Scampi is a pretty rich and filling course in itself, you can always add some sides to create a balanced feast. For a splash of green, try roasting fresh broccoli or cooking green beans. Garlic bread is also a fail-safe option when it comes to pasta dishes. And don’t forget a good bottle of wine to complement your meal, be it white or red.
A Dinner Worth Remembering
This Steak and Shrimp Scampi recipe is not just perfect for Valentine’s day or anniversaries, it’s a valuable addition to your repertoire for any day when you are up to treat yourself or your loved ones! So, why wait for a special day? Dive into the unique experience of steak and shrimp scampi and impress your loved ones with your culinary skills today!
Steak and Shrimp Scampi
For the Shrimp Scampi
- 1/2 pound linguine
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons parsley finely chopped (extra for garnishing)
Preparing the Linguine
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add linguine. Cook until al dente—roughly 7 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
Crafting the Shrimp Scampi
- Heat a skillet over medium flame. Meld butter and olive oil together.
- Toss in garlic and red pepper flakes; sauté briefly—about a minute.
- Introduce the shrimp to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until the shrimp turn a luscious pink—typically around 5 minutes. Relocate shrimp to a plate.
- Pour in the white wine or chicken broth and lemon juice. Let the concoction bubble for a mere minute.
- Kill the heat. Stir in parsley. Reintroduce the linguine and shrimp, tossing to amalgamate flavors.
Searing the Steak to Perfection
- Crank up a large cast-iron pan over high heat. Meanwhile, season the steak with salt and pepper. Lightly brush with oil.
- Once the pan is roaring hot, lay the steak down. Sear for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side or until you reach your preferred level of doneness.
- In a separate bowl, combine butter and minced garlic.
- Slather the garlic butter over the steak. Allow it to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing (remember to cut against the grain).