Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp

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Oh, you fancy, huh? If are not fancy yet, then you will get fancy with this flat iron steak and shrimp recipe. Also, no, this will not be cooked as a rare steak. Furthermore, I will not waste a good surf and turf dish for that.

In My Feeling For This Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp Recipe

Steak is incredible, and that is an understatement. Even with this great intro, I still feel like I am doing steaks a disservice.

Moreover, when you add the shrimps, all I can do at that point is to give the chef’s kiss. *Make kissing sounds, Muy Bueno.

So, if this surf and turf dish is so astounding, then why do some people avoid eating this delicious meal?

To answer this, you first have to understand that everybody’s taste buds are not the same.

Some people do not care for beef, and/or shellfish. So, a surf and turf dish is out of the question for them.

What Is Medium Rare For Steak? What Is A Rare Steak?

A medium-rare steak is warm, red, and juicy. No wonder some people may look at this as a bloody steak.

Your steak has reached the status of medium-rare when it hit 130° to 135 °F.

How long do I cook a steak to medium-rare? To cook your steak to medium-rare, you need to cook each side for 2 minutes.

Most will judge you based on your steak preference. People who eat well-done steak are looked at as a menace to society.

People who eat rare steak are looked at as a vampire. Medium-well is my preference, just in case anybody was wondering.

That is how I like my flat iron steak and shrimp recipe. Also, you can still eat this surf and turf dish regardless of what your preference is.

For your rare steak, you need to cook each side for one minute and 30 seconds. The well-done steak will be cooked for 4-5 minutes on each side, and this will depend on the thickness of the steak.

How To Cook Flat Iron Steak

To understand how to cook a flat iron steak, you must first ask this question. What is flat iron steak? Flat iron steak is a cut of a steer that at one point was deemed to be unfit to be considered steak.

People slept on the steak until they realized how tender it was. You do not even have to eat a rare steak to enjoy the tenderness of the flat iron steak.

With that being said, the flat iron steak and shrimp recipe is the perfect surf and turf dish for anyone to try.

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The Wok Seared Steak And Shrimp

Another way to make a delicious steak and shrimp recipe is to make wok seared steak and shrimp.

What differentiates the wok seared steak and shrimp from the flat iron steak and shrimp is by cooking the surf and turf dish with a wok.

How Long Is Cooked Shrimp Good For?

Enough about rare steaks, let us talk shrimps. Without the steaks, shrimps are delicious, but with the steak, no meal can compete.

This surf and turf dish is so good, attempt to devour the food. Then, you realized that’s too much food, so you save some for later.

This leads to the question of how long is cooked shrimps good for? Cooked shrimps can be good for up to 3 to 4 days if refrigerated.

If you have left the shrimps out overnight, then I would recommend cutting your losses and throwing that in the trash.

Bad shrimps got you up all night talking about, “something fishy is going on around here”. Yeah, it is your spoiled shrimp, and your stomach if you decide to eat that nastiness.

How Long Does Cooked Shrimp Last In Fridge?

As mentioned before, cooked shrimp can last from 3 to 4 days if properly refrigerated.

How To Defrost Shrimps For The Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp Recipe

I am a simple man. I take my meat out of the freezer, then I put it in a pot with hot water. Defrosting shrimps is not any different.

The good thing about shrimps is that they defrost quickly. Furthermore, all you need to do is take your shrimps out of the freezer, and the shrimps will handle the rest.

Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp In Cast Iron Skillet

This flat iron steak and shrimp recipe were created in a cast iron skillet. This is one of the best ways to cook your steak, and here is why.

Whether you are aiming to make a rare steak or a well-done steak, cooking the steak in a cast iron skillet is ideal. This is because cast iron distributes heat evenly throughout the skillet.

Also, the cast iron skillet retains heat at an exceptional rate, which is vital for creating that crust that everybody loves to have on their steak.

If you have not tried the crust on your steak, then I recommend trying it. It will change your life forever.

All that flavor from that crispy crust, rare steak, or well-done, you will appreciate your steak. Throw in some shrimps, and now you have a surf and turf dish that people will pay good money for.

Making The Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp Recipe

Serving Size: 2

Steak Ingredients

  • .88-1Lb Ribeye Steak
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (1/2 Stick)
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme Or 1 Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Shrimps Ingredients

  • 7 Oz Super Colossal Shrimps (7 Pieces)
  • 1 Tsp Old Bay

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Metal Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife

Making This Surf And Turf Dish

Let your steak sit out until it is room temperature. This will help you get that delicious, golden crust.

Next, season the steak with salt and black pepper. Ensure that the steak is all the way covered with the seasoning.

We Are Not Making A Rare Steak

Add the oil to the cast iron skillet, and heat it up at the highest temperature that you can for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the steak to the cast iron skillet.

You should hear a loud sizzling noise as soon as you put the steak in the cast iron skillet.

Cook the steak for 3 minutes. Flip the steak over, and cook for one minute. After that, cook each side for 30 seconds, which will be a total of 2 minutes.

Time To Add The Rest Of The Steak Ingredients, Then Cook Shrimps

Once those sides are done, put the steak back on the side that was only cooked for 1 minute. Add the unsalted butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and red crushed pepper flake to the cast iron skillet.

The steak will now cook for 2 minutes. During that 2 minutes, baste the steak frequently. When I baste my steaks, I keep going until the 2 minutes are up.

Remove the steak from the cast iron skillet, and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. While the steak is resting, add the shrimp to the skillet.

Add the old bay seasoning to the shrimp and cook them for 5 minutes. Turn the shrimps frequently. Also, you will be cooking the shrimp at the same temperature that you cook the steak.

Make sure that you do not get rid of the butter sauce from the cast iron skillet before you cook the shrimp. That sauce will help the shrimps get most of its flavor outside the old bay seasoning.

It Is About That Time

The shrimp will be ready by the time the steak is done resting. All there is left to do is to cut the steak and enjoy it.

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Steak And Shrimp

Oh, you fancy, huh? If are not fancy yet, then you will get fancy with this flat iron steak and shrimp recipe. Also, no, this will not be cooked as a rare steak. Furthermore, I will not waste a good surf and turf dish for that.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 689 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 Metal Spoon
  • 1 Stovetop
  • 1 Cutting Board 
  • 1 Knife

Ingredients
  

Steak Ingredients

  • .88-1 Lb Ribeye Steak
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 1/2 Stick
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper
  • 2 Whole Rosemary Fresh
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme Alternative: 1 Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Whole Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 7 Oz Shrimps Size: Super Colossal (7 Pieces)
  • 1 Tsp Old Bay

Instructions
 

Making This Surf And Turf Dish

  • Let your steak sit out until it is room temperature. This will help you get that delicious, golden crust.
  • Next, season the steak with salt and black pepper. Ensure that the steak is all the way covered with the seasoning.

Preparing The Cast Iron Skillet

  • Add the oil to the cast iron skillet, and heat it up at the highest temperature that you can for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the steak to the cast iron skillet.
  • You should hear a loud sizzling noise as soon as you put the steak in the cast iron skillet.
  • Cook the steak for 3 minutes. Flip the steak over, and cook for one minute. After that, cook each side for 30 seconds, which will be a total of 2 minutes.

Add The Rest Of The Steak Ingredients

  • Once those sides are done, put the steak back on the side that was only cooked for 1 minute. Add the unsalted butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and red crushed pepper flake to the cast iron skillet.
  • The steak will now cook for 2 minutes. During that 2 minutes, baste the steak frequently. When I baste my steaks, I keep going until the 2 minutes are up.
  • Remove the steak from the cast iron skillet, and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. While the steak is resting, add the shrimp to the skillet.

Cooking The Shrimps

  • Add the old bay seasoning to the shrimp and cook them for 5 minutes. Turn the shrimps frequently. Also, you will be cooking the shrimp at the same temperature that you cook the steak.
  • Make sure that you do not get rid of the butter sauce from the cast iron skillet before you cook the shrimp. That sauce will help the shrimps get most of its flavor outside the old bay seasoning.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1275mgCalcium: 54mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 872IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 581mgCholesterol: 182mgCalories: 689kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 28gFat: 58gProtein: 41gCarbohydrates: 2gIron: 4mg
Keyword Flat Iron Steak And Shrimp, Rare Steak, Steak And Shrimp, Steak And Shrimp Recipe, Surf And Turf Dish
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