Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus

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Today we’ll cook  Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus is an impressive dish and takes only 30 minutes in the kitchen to prepare.

Tenderloin steak seared in butter and finished with scallops in subtle accents of lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and fresh basil is surf-n-turf heaven.

You won’t believe how easy it is to skip crowded restaurants and enjoy a date night dinner at home.

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.

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus
 
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Tenderloin steak and scallops seared in butter then finished in subtle accents of lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and fresh basil.
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Recipe type: Beef, Main Dish, Seafood
Ingredients
  • For the Steak & Scallops
  • 10 ounces beef tenderloin steaks 2 (5 ounce) steaks, 1½-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces sea scallops 6 large scallops, rinse and pat dry
  • For the Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions (about 4 scallions), white and light green part
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Season steaks with salt and pepper. In a 10 to 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until hot and bubbly (more can be added, if needed). Add steaks to skillet and brown on one side for 4 to 5 minutes. (At this point, begin the sauce in another small, non-reactive skillet or wide sauce pan as described in step 2.)
  2. Turn the steaks on end and rotate to brown the sides (this will take about 3 minutes), then turn over to brown the final side for 4 to 5 minutes. When turning the steak to brown the last side, add scallops to the skillet to brown at the same time, about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. To make the sauce in the separate skillet, sauté onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat 3-4 minutes, until fragrant. Add wine and lemon juice; simmer to reduce slightly, 1-2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons butter and stir until melted into the sauce. If the steak and scallops are not yet done, slide the sauce off heat until they are ready.
  4. Once the scallops are browned on each side, stir the fresh basil, parsley, lemon zest, and hot pepper sauce into the scampi sauce. Reduce heat to low, add the scallops, spooning the sauce over the scallops. Once the steaks reach an internal temperature of 125°F (the rare side of medium-rare), add to the pan with the scampi sauce and spoon sauce over the steaks.
  5. Divide the steaks and scallops evenly between two plates and serve immediately, spooning more sauce over both the scallops and the steak.
Notes
You'll need two skillets for this recipe so the steak and scallops can cook at the same time as the sauce. I recommend cast iron for the searing the steak and scallops and stainless steel (non-reactive) for the sauce.
If you are not familiar with scallops, here is a helpful guide to selecting quality sea scallops at Sally's Place.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 709 kcal Fat: 56g Protein: 39g

Use your blender to make this quick hollandaise sauce for the asparagus.

Fresh asparagus roasted in the oven in less than 10 minutes for a simple and tasty side dish.

Ingredients
  • 16 ounces asparagus — ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Position top oven rack in the middle of the oven, approximately 12 inches under broiler and turn broiler on HI. Prepare asparagus by trimming fibrous ends. Arrange asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet so that each spear is touching the pan and separate. Drizzle with olive oil and roll asparagus to coat well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Set asparagus under the broiler for 10-12 minutes, checking and turning (rolling 1/4 turn) asparagus every few minutes until lightly browned in spots and crisp tender. Cook slightly longer if a softer texture is preferred.
Notes

To roast asparagus more quickly, position oven rack just 6 inches below broiler, roast for 5-6 minutes.

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