Cafe Delites · Jun 3, 2018

Steak & Creamy Garlic Shrimp (Surf & Turf)

Steak & Creamy Garlic Shrimp (Surf & Turf)

Steak & Creamy Garlic Shrimp is an incredible easy to make gourmet steak dinner! Pan Seared OR Grilled!

Leave people wondering if there is a hidden chef in your kitchen with this steak and shrimp dinner! Tastes just like a Surf And Turf right out of a restaurant, have ready on the table in less than 15 minutes! The rich and creamy garlic sauce with a hint of parmesan is out of this world…you will even impress yourself! Perfect with juicy, melt in your mouth steaks!

Another amazing low carb recipe!


Tips to get tender, juicy steaks!

  • Let steaks sit out at room temperature for 15-30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Season generously on each side with salt and pepper.

For The Skillet

  • Using a cast iron skillet provides steaks with even cooking and the best, charred flavours similar to a barbecue, but any pan will work.
  • Preheat your pan on high heat before carefully adding your oil.
  • When your skillet is smoking, season steaks with salt and pepper just before they go in to your pan.
  • Your kitchen will get smokey! Keep your exhaust fan on high.
  • Add only two steaks in at a time, or you won’t get a nice sear.

For The Grill

  • Set up the grill at least 15 minutes before you cook. It needs to get hot before putting anything on it.
  • Find the hottest areas by carefully and slowly waving your hand 6 inches above the grill.
  • Using tongs, lightly grease grill plates with a folded paper towel dipped in oil.
  • When oil is smoking, grill until they release without sticking.

How can you tell if a steak is done?

  • Rare steaks. Soft textured steaks that maintain an indent when pressed will be rare — 140°F (60°C) internal temperature
  • Medium-rare steaks. Steaks with a soft and springy feel will be medium rare — 145°F (63°) internal temperature
  • Medium steaks. Steaks with a springy feel will be medium (bounce back up fast) — 160°F (70°) internal temperature
  • Well done steaks. Firm steaks are well done — 170°F (76°) internal temperature

Remember, steak will continue to cook after being removed from the skillet or grill. Allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes to let the juices settle before serving.

While steaks are resting, sear (or grill) your shrimp, then get your creamy sauce going! If grilling your meat/seafood, you will need to grab a pan to cook the cream in.

Some tips:

  • You can use shrimp with tails on or off.
  • Try to find fresh wild caught shrimp. Frozen shrimp is good too, but fresh will always have a better flavour.
  • Heavy (thickened) cream can be substituted with half and half, light cream or evaporated milk!

What wine goes well with Steak Recipe?

I choose a white wine to go with this. A light Chardonnay or Pinot Gris pairs really well. I also love a chilled glass or Rosé.

Looking for more steak or shrimp recipes? Try these!

Pan Seared Garlic Butter Steak & Mushroom Cream Sauce

Steaks with Chimichurri (Churrasco)

Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Piccata

Garlic Butter Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Steak With Creamy Garlic Shrimp

Steak And Creamy Garlic Shrimp is an incredible easy to make gourmet steak dinner! Pan Seared OR Grilled! Tastes just like something out of a restaurant, this low carb steak recipe is ready on the table in less than 15 minutes. The sauce is out of this world…you will even impress yourself!


  • 4 New York Steak strip steaks ((Porterhouse steaks))
  • Salt and pepper (to season)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Creamy Garlic Shrimp:

  • 8 ounces (250 g) shrimp (deveined, tails on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic ((or 1 tablespoons minced garlic))
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (or low-sodium chicken broth)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream* ((thickened cream))
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)

  1. Pat steaks dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Sear/grill steaks for 4-5 minutes each side until browned and cooked to desired doneness.
  3. Transfer steaks to a warm plate; set aside.
  4. Add shrimp to the pan or grill, season with salt and pepper and sear/grill until cooked (about 2 minutes, until just until just cooked through and pink). Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
  5. To the same skillet, melt the butter and add in the garlic; sauté until fragrant (about one minute). (If grilling meats, use a separate pan or skillet for cream sauce)
  6. Pour in the white wine (or broth), and allow to reduce to half, while scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan.
  7. Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the cream and bring to a simmer, while stirring occasionally. Add in the parmesan cheese; allow to melt through the simmering sauce. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  8. Add the shrimp back into the pan; sprinkle with the parsley, and stir through.
  9. Serve with steaks.

For steaks, you can use Strip, Sirloin, Rib eye, T-bone, Eye fillet, Scotch fillet or Porterhouse steaks.

*Heavy (thickened) cream can be substituted with half and half, light cream or evaporated milk.

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