Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year, New Food

Good afternoon fellow bloggers! Welcome to our New Year's Edition of Everyday Meals! Today, we are serving up a dish that screams New Year. When you think of special occasions, what do you think of food wise? My mind goes straight to FANCY food. I'm talking steak, baby. Yes, steak. That is only half of what we are serving up today. So, now that I have you guessing, let's step into the kitchen and get cooking!

New Year's Surf n' Turf

You will need:

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1.5 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 8 beef tenderloin steaks
  • 24 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Are you ready to do this? I am!

  1. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and 1 teaspoon garlic in 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter until tender. 
  2. Add the wine, cook and stir for 1 minute. 
  3. Stir in the parsley, basil and browning sauce. 
  4. Remove from the skillet and keep warm. 
  5. In the same skillet, cook steaks in 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side or until the meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145 degrees; medium, 160 degrees; well-done, 170 degrees)
  6. Return the mushroom mixture to the pan and heat through. 
  7. Meanwhile, in another skillet, combine the remaining butter and oil. 
  8. Add the shrimp and remaining garlic. 
  9. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink. 
  10. Serve with the steaks.
  11. Enjoy!

I hope you all join me for more spectacular New Year's recipes. I'll catch you on the flip side. Thank you for joining me and Happy New Year to you!