Valentine’s Day Recipe Series: Surf and Turf for Two

February 5, 2016 | Nick Gelso


In part 2 of the 2016 Valentine’s Day Recipe Series, Main Entrée Chef, Brian Santos, kicks it up a notch with his Surf and Turf for two. Chef Santos isn’t just broiling and grilling, he’s adding a little extra love to this twist on a traditional favorite. Santos’ goal: Impress your significant other, while keeping it simple.

Simply seasoning and grilling Filet Mignon is a no brainer- why mess with perfection? Chef Brian puts all his creative juices into the Main Entrée Lobster Tail. Broiling lobster is traditional and no frills for any occasion. For Valentine’s Day, Main Entrée believes that your dinner deserves a little more love. The love, in this case, is savory tones of Saffron and rich butter.



Recipe by: Chef Brian Santos

Chef Santos’ Surf and Turf for two:

Grilled Filet Mignon and Saffron Poached Lobster Tail



For the Filet:

Preheat your Oven to 400°F. Season Main Entrée  Beef with Salt and Pepper. Place sauté pan on stove (medium heat) with Canola Oil. Sear Both sides of beef and place in preheated oven. Cook to medium-rare (internal temperature of 110°F).  Remove from oven and let steak rest 15 Minutes before serving. Adjust seasoning to taste.

For the Butter Saffron Poached Lobster Tail:

Preheat Oven to 250°F.  In shallow roasting pan, melt butter and steep Saffron for 20 Minutes- Strain. Remove lobster from the tail- set shells aside for presentation purposes. Submerge lobster tails in butter/Saffron-  Cook to 135 °F internal temperature. Remove lobsters from oven, place atop shells- serve butter on side.


ChefNotesmain-entree-iconAdd sophistication to your dinner

Chef Santos recommends creamed spinach as the accompaniment to this elegant Surf and Turf dinner. Follow the directions below for creamed spinach.

For the Crème Spinach:
•sauté minced shallot
•de-glaze with heavy cream
•add spinach
•cover pan and gently toss spinach
•slowly add Gruyere until constituted
•pulse in Blender
•adjust Seasoning



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