Monday, February 4, 2013

Surf and Turf

Ingredients for Beef Tenderloin:
·         2 3-ounce beef tenderloin medallions
·         Olive oil cooking spray
·         2 teaspoons paprika
·         1 teaspoon sea salt
·         ½  teaspoon coarse black pepper
·         ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
·         ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
Ingredients for Sautéed Shrimp:
·         4 shrimp, peeled and deveined
·         2 teaspoons olive oil
·         1 clove garlic, minced
·         1 teaspoon sea salt
·         ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and lemon pepper.  Dividing it between the two pieces of beef, gently rub the spices into the beef, coating both sides.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together shrimp ingredients.  Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Mist a medium, ovenproof saucepan with cooking spray and heat on medium heat.  Add beef and sear on one side for 4-5 minutes.  Turn over; transfer pan to oven and roast to desired doneness; about 7 minutes for medium-rare or 9-10 minutes for medium.  Test with meat thermometer to get an accurate reading. 
  4. In a non-stick sauté pan on high, add shrimp and sauté for about 3 minutes, until just cooked through. 
  5. Top beef with shrimp.

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