Last minute Valentine’s Day dinner alert! This Shrimp & Parmesan Strip Steak is restaurant quality food at home and so easy. Pair it with some simple mashed potatoes and wine and you will never miss the hustle and bustle of going out to eat!
So my Valentine and I (my husband!!) don’t get to go out to eat all too often because we have 4 kids and it is just too much of a hassle. I would much rather have a special dinner at home with the kids and save the stress of getting a babysitter, having our youngest cry the ENTIRE time the sitter is here, and waiting for an hour for a table at a crowded restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, time away is wonderful, refreshing, and a must for parents. However today I want to show my whole family I love them instead of just my husband. So we are staying home. 🙂 Welcome this Shrimp & Parmesan Strip Steak!
Seasoning the Steak
This recipe starts with a standard grilled strip steak. You can totally substitute any cut of steak you’d like! My only recommendation would be to stay away from any thin cuts. I used strip steaks because while on the phone at the grocery store and not really paying attention I just put something that looked decent in the cart. When I got home my husband immediately asked:
“What kind of steak is that?” Such a man question!
Hell if I know. Seriously. haha
So it was actually strip steak and it was perfect for this recipe!
When grilling steak I always use the same combo of spices and there is one key ingredient. COURSE kosher salt. When seasoning any cut of meat, this is what I use to really bump up the flavor. Along with the course kosher salt I used a really nice mix of granulated garlic, onion salt, and cracked black pepper. No need to get crazy when seasoning a steak!
Grilling the Steak
To be honest, this seems so simple. Yet both my husband and I have at different times totally messed it up! Depending on who you ask about the best way to grill a steak, you may get different answers!
My answer would be (what works for me) is to put the grill on low to moderate heat on one side, and put the other side of the grill a bit hotter. Once I get nice grill marks and a bit of golden char around the outside, I flip it to the not as hot side and be patient. I like my steak at home to be medium well. It does take a bit of time to get that nice and golden brown, crispy around the edges steak. One time I Googled “tips for grilling steak” and what I found were a ton of pictures of rare steaks and suggestions that 3 minutes per side is about the time you’ll need.
So wrong for me!
Indeed I found that I needed quite a bit more time per side. I have never actually timed it. Once I start seeing char around the edges, I flip. I guess for me it is more of feeling and looking, than timing. After I have flipped my steak I go based upon feel to know when the steak is done. If you push on it and it is still springy, its not medium well. If you push on it and it is firm, its done. Don’t go too far though! Look and feel, look and feel. 🙂
Since I’m so bad at this whole giving directions to grill a steak… here… go check out what Bon Appetite says! haha
The shrimp part of the recipe is super easy. Put butter, salt, and white wine on top of pre-cooked shrimp and you are done! 🙂
I used frozen shrimp so I defrosted the shrimp in water first. Then I drained the water and added the butter, white wine, and salt.
To finish the dish, I simply put the shrimp on top of the grilled sirloin, and added my shaved parmesan/asiago blend that I bought pre-shaved at the grocery store. Next, I put it under the broiler for just long enough that the cheese was melted and starting to brown.
Shrimp and Parmesan Strip Steak
By February 14, 2017Published:
- Yield: 2 Servings
- Cook: 15 mins
Last minute Valentine's Day dinner alert! This Shrimp & Parmesan Strip Steak is restaurant quality food at home and so easy. …
- 2 strip steaks
- course kosher salt for seasoning steak
- onion Salt for seasoning steak
- granulated garlic for seasoning steak
- cracked black pepper for seasoning steak
- 6 ounces precooked shrimp
- 3 Tbsp butter for shrimp
- 2 tsp white wine for shrimp
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt for shrimp
- 1 cup shaved parmesan/asiago cheese for topping
- Season steaks generously and grill to taste.
- Melt butter together with white wine. Add salt. Pour over pre-cooked shrimp.
- Place shrimp atop grilled sirloin. Top shrimp with shaved or shredded parmesan cheese. Put under broiler until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.