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Deliciously Easy Surf & Turf Appetizers

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Use this easy appetizer recipe to create a delicious bite-sized version of Surf & Turf for your next gathering. If you love shrimp and you love juicy Angus steak, then this spin on a fancy dinner classic is for you! All you need is your favorite shrimp and Moyer Angus Beef.

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Easy Surf & Turf Appetizer Bites are full of delicious steak and shrimp. Perfect for entertaining.

Are you a fan of Surf & Turf?

When I was a kid, we ate supper around our family dinner table every night at 5:30pm sharp. We talked about our day, school, work and any upcoming events. Dad would then retire to the living room to read the newspaper as the rest of us cleaned up the dishes and completed homework. Going out to dinner was reserved only for super special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries; and on those special evenings, we could order anything we wanted-even Surf & Turf!

Of course, this also meant unlimited Shirley Temples before dinner arrived. We felt grown up and so fancy when ordering, paying no attention that the request for an extra plate was slyly said off to the side. When dinner was served, the lobster was delicious, and so was the steak- but for our little bellies, we could only take a few bites before being completely full. This is when our parents would save the day as they would gladly oblige at finishing our feast.

Easy Roasted Shrimp

From Fancy Dinner to Appetizer

Now that I am older, I still crave that fancy dinner meal, but as we both know, lobster can be expensive. So, I came up with a version of this dish using shrimp! It was great as a fun dinner for when the kids were younger, however, I discovered it worked great as a quick and simple appetizer! A little goes a long way when making this appetizer- if the shrimp are large, you can cut them in half and the steak is a perfect portion size when cut in bite-sized pieces. Skewer both together on a toothpick and you now have a fancy snack to serve!

Cut Steak on Board

Easy Surf & Turf Appetizers

1 bag frozen cleaned shrimp, cooked

1 Moyer Angus Beef Strip Steak

salt & pepper

  1. Defrost shrimp according to directions
  2. Let steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  4. Salt and pepper steak on one side and place seasoned side down in pan.
  5. Salt and pepper other side.
  6. Cook 4 -5 minutes per side (medium-rare), 1-2 minutes longer if you like less pink.
  7. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before cutting in bite-sized pieces.
  8. With a toothpick, skewer a piece of shrimp, then steak. Place on a serving tray or cutting board to enjoy!
Yield: 15

Easy Surf & Turf Appetizers

Easy Surf & Turf Appetizer Bites are full of delicious steak and shrimp. Perfect for entertaining.

If you love the fancy dinner Surf & Turf, then you will love these tasty bite-sized versions! Using juicy steak & shrimp, these make a delicious way to serve and enjoy a new appetizer at your next gathering. 

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen cleaned shrimp, cooked
  • 1 Angus Beef Strip Steak
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Defrost shrimp according to directions
  2. Let steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  4. Salt and pepper steak on one side and place seasoned side down in pan.
  5. Salt and pepper other side.
  6. Cook 4 -5 minutes per side (medium-rare), 1-2 minutes longer if you like less pink.
  7. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before cutting in bite-sized pieces.
  8. With a toothpick, skewer a piece of shrimp, then steak. Place on serving tray or cutting board to enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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