PointsPlus Surf and Turf Recipe

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PointsPlus Surf and Turf Recipe
Surf n Turf

Surf n Turf

Nothing beats flank steak and lobster tails with garlic-butter. Here’s a healthy version of this duo that you can make in your own backyard.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 4 sprays cooking spray, divided  
  • 1 ½ pounds uncooked lobster meat, tails, thawed if frozen
  • 1 ¼ pounds raw lean flank steak  
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic  
  • ½ teaspoon table salt  
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground  
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter  
  • ½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth  
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic  
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice  
  • ½ teaspoon table salt  
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground  
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped  
  • ½ medium lemons, cut into wedges 


Off heat, coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat grill. Place lobster tails on a cutting board, softer-shell side up. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut lobster tails in half lengthwise, exposing flesh. Rub steak with 2 teaspoons garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper, pressing mixture into steak; coat steak with cooking spray.

Grill steak, turning once, until medium rare, about 15 minutes, or longer for desired degree of doneness. Remove steak to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, to grill lobster tails, coat flesh with cooking spray and then place lobster, flesh-side down, on grill; grill until lightly charred, about 4-5 minutes. Flip lobster tails; cook until shells are charred and meat is firm and opaque, about 3-4 minutes more.To make garlic-butter sauce, put butter and remaining 2 teaspoons garlic in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until butter melts. Stir in broth, lemon juice and remaining salt and pepper; let simmer gently for 30 seconds and remove from heat. To serve, thinly slice steak against the grain. Stir parsley into garlic-butter sauce and drizzle over lobster; serve with lemon wedges. 

Surf and Turf Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Surf and Turf Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Surf and Turf Wine Pairing

Most red wines, including cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nebbiolo, nero d'avola, primitivo, barbera, and sangiovese with beef or lamb (cabernet sauvignon is particularly appropriate for lamb). Tempranillo, dolcetto, gewürztraminer, or muscat for roast pork; carmènere with pork sausage; sangiovese, pinotage, or richer sauvignon blancs with stir-fried or braised pork dishes or pork in various sauces; syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, or primitivo with barbecued spareribs or pulled pork, or with cochinito en pibil and other Mexican-spiced pork dishes. Pinot gris/grigio, riesling, richer sauvignon blanc, or torrontés with veal dishes.