by Jenny Castaneda


A Surf and Turf Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re planning a dinner you can prepare for that special someone, why not make it a surf and turf holiday meal? This will satisfy both the seafood and meat lovers in your family, and you have a great meal for two. Serve it with some herbed ghee and berry infused sparkling water and you’re all set!  You can order the elegant gift here.

A Surf and Turf Christmas
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Serves: Serves 2

  • (Omaha Steak’s The Elegant Gift)
  • 2 (6 oz) lobster tail
  • 2 (6 oz) filet mignon
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp tallow
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

  1. Thaw lobster tails and filet mignon steaks in the fridge overnight.
  2. Once thawed, cut the shell in half from the front to the back using a pair of scissors.
  3. Score the meat in the same direction so that the inside will cook evenly.
  4. For the steaks, let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. In a large pot, add 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  6. Place a steamer basket inside.
  7. Arrange the lobster tails side by side on the steamer basket.
  8. Cover and let it cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Place cooked lobster on 2 dinner plates.
  10. Add tallow to a cast iron pan over high heat.
  11. Generously season both side of the filet mignon with sea salt and black pepper.
  12. Add the steaks to the pan and sear for 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Flip to the other side and sear for 3 minutes.
  14. Remove from pan and place in on the dinner plate next to the lobster.
  15. Let it rest for 5 to 8 minutes.
  16. While the steak is resting, prepare the herbed ghee.
  17. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add ghee and garlic.
  18. Fry the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  19. Turn off heat and mix in the parsley.
  20. Pour into 2 individual sized condiment bowls and serve with the steak and lobster.


About the Author

Jenny Castaneda lives in Southern California with her husband D and cat Mochi. She started a blog to share recipes with family and friends and also as a way to keep herself on track and connect with other fellow Paleo friends who have provided daily doses of inspiration and motivation along her journey towards a Paleo lifestyle. She enjoys traveling, photography and obstacle course racing. Subscribe to her blog, to receive email notifications whenever new recipes are posted.

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