Ever gone out for Valentine’s Day only to be disappointed by the noise level of the restaurant, food that didn’t quite measure up, or felt rushed by the wait staff to move along for the their next seating? We have and more than once.
Are you tempted to try something different, skip the crowded restaurants, though not sure you can pull-off a sweetheart dinner at home?
Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus is an impressive dish, takes only a few minutes to prepare, and the cost will be easier to stomach too. Tenderloin steak is seared in butter then finished with scallops in subtle accents of lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and fresh basil creating surf-n-turf heaven.
The key is quality ingredients, so choose fresh lemon and herbs, large scallops, and tenderloin steaks—beef tenderloin (the wider end of the loin) or filet mignon (the small, forward end of the loin) is the ideal cut for its tenderness and ease of preparation. If you are not familiar with sea scallops, check out this helpful guide to selecting quality sea scallops at Sally’s Place. Of course, this recipe works just as well with colossal shrimp if sea scallops are not available.
Take care to set the table and prep ingredients before you begin cooking since the entire process will only take about 20 minutes. While the asparagus roasts, you will be busy at the stove with the scallops and steak, both should be done at the same time. Feel free to include a crusty loaf of bread with dinner so you can soak up and savor every lemon-garlic-buttery bite.
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