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Treat Yourself! Surf & Turf for One

February 12, 2017 | maolsewski


Hello fellow food lovers! My name is Maura and I am a Marketing Specialist with Main Entrée who loves to pretend I’m on “Chopped” in my off time. This Valentine’s Day, I know it’s easy to settle for the typical takeout for one (but when you place your order for a large pizza you casually say, “Extra cheese babe? Sure!” while muffling the phone and pretending to talk to your boyfriend but really talking to your dog. My coworkers say that’s just me, but we’ve all been there, right?).

In the spirit of LOVING good food, and also believing I shouldn’t have to resort to food that’s only going to make me feel yuckier in the name of St. Valentine, I came up with this recipe for one that I am excited to share with you all. I wanted something both luxurious and light, and I hope that’s what I’ve delivered. Let me know what you think in the comments!


Vegetable Oil

1 Main Entrée Prime Strip Steak, Center Cut

2 Tbsp Marino’s Garlic Spread

3 Main Entrée Shrimp, Raw, Peeled & Deveined, 13/15

1 Cup Kale

1/2 C  Chicken Broth

Red Pepper Flakes to Taste

Red Wine Vinegar & EVOO to taste

Salt & Pepper to Taste


First preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, rub your cast iron skillet (or frying pan if you don’t have one) with enough vegetable oil (or other very mild flavored oil) to make the pan shine, but not pool in the pan. Then, heat pan to a medium/high heat. Next, be sure to pat dry your Main Entrée steak and season on both sides with salt and pepper.

Once the skillet is good and hot, place your steak in the center of the pan (you should hear a nice sizzle!) and let it get a good char for about 30 seconds. Then, flip your steak and let it sear on the other side for another 30 seconds. Once a good crust has developed, place your pan in the oven until desired temperature is reached.

While your steak finishes cooking, place a shallow amount of chicken broth and 1 Tbsp of Marino’s Garlic Spread in a small frying pan and whisk together until combined. Once hot, add the three shrimp from frozen. They should only take about 3-4 minutes to cook. Flip your shrimp about half way through the cooking.

To make your kale salad, you can choose to either lightly sauté the greens in some EVOO and salt, or just serve raw with Red Wine Vinegar and EVOO to your liking. Make sure to add some salt and red pepper flakes as kale can be a bitter green.

Once your steak is done to your liking, remove from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes on a cutting board. Add 1 Tbsp of Marino’s Garlic Spread to the top of the steak so it can melt through as it rests.

To assemble the dish, place your steak on the plate with the three shrimp on top. Spoon some of the “sauce” that was made with your shrimp onto your surf & turf. Serve with kale salad on the side.

Enjoy your homemade meal and feel like the Queen or King of Valentine’s Day/every day that you are, and remember any day is a good day to treat yourself!

Note: Don’t forget, you can Build your own box and make a box of single items just for you!



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