Surf ‘n’ Turf Tenderloin
Colleen Gonring of Brookfield, Wisconsin offers a new version of "surf and turf"—succulent steaks you stuff with shrimp! Don't be fooled...this hearty main-course pleaser only looks trick. "It's actually a cinch to prepare," assures Colleen.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 16 uncooked medium shrimp (about 1/2 pound), peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 to 2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)
- In a small skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add broth; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in parsley.
- Meanwhile, make a horizontal cut three-fourths of the way through each steak. Place three shrimp in each pocket. Set aside remaining shrimp and sauce for garnish; keep warm.
- In a large skillet, heat remaining oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook until meat reaches desired doneness (about 10-13 minutes for medium, 160°), turning once. Top with reserved shrimp and sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 403 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.
Originally published as Surf N Turf Tenderloin in Crafting Traditions May/June 1998