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You remember Monday’s post?

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When I shared this creamy lobster pasta and told you that it was for the guys to make their girls this weekend? Yeah, well today we are talking about the meal that every girl, Valentine’s Day or not, should be making their guy.

Now some of you may be totally appalled that I actually think a girl should be cooking a guy a steak, I know there are some serious feminists out there, BUT just hear me out. I grew up with five brothers, the brother just below me is someone I hang with out a lot (or maybe rather that I annoy a lot), to this day I still prefer hanging out with guys over girls.

I am so sorry, don’t hate me. My girl relationships growing up were not the best, and for me, guys are just less emotional and easier to get along with.

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So if there is one thing I know how to do really well, it’s definitely how to make a guy’s meal, and how to make it flipping good. Granted, the lobster in this recipe might be a bit of a stretch for some (none of my brothers eat lobster except one, but all their friends do, so I figured the lobster was a safe bet), pair it with the steak and chimichurri butter? AND with real deal, homemade french fries?

Yeah, I don’t know any guy that would not love that.

Obviously, I don’t know a lot of vegetarians…

Surf and Turf- Steak and Lobster with Spicy Roasted Garlic Chimichurri Butter | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Surf and Turf- Steak and Lobster with Spicy Roasted Garlic Chimichurri Butter | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I have to say, I had so much fun with this recipe. For me, cooking is all about making people happy. Again, it’s that people pleaser personality of mine. I am such a sucker anytime anyone asks me to make them something specific (cookie dough especially). I can’t help it, I love to make people happy through food. Since I hang around with a bunch a guys (err that’s a stretch…the ages all vary and let’s be honest, so do the maturity levels…no matter the age), I end up making a lot of steaks, cheesy potatoes, buffalo chicken sandwiches and chicken noodle casseroles. Oh, and cookie dough…mostly for my brother Kai.

Totally not my favorite things to make, but they are easy and always very loved and appreciated. Especially the steaks, and especially when paired with potatoes. Wow, I guess it’s pretty obvious we grew up in the mid-west, huh?

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Anyway, my point is that if there is one thing my brothers taught me (and yeah, it may be the one and ONLY thing… I mostly try to do the complete opposite of whatever they are doing) it’s that if you need to impress a guy, you make him a dang good steak.

Add the chimichurri butter and lobster? He may worship at your feet. Just sayin…

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Good news is, cooking a steak is the easiest thing ever and same with the lobster, in this case you just cook it right along side the steak.

In my family, you never over cook a steak. We all like it pretty pink, but I know that some people like it well-done. Just be sure to find out everyone’s preferences before you cook the steaks. Other than that, this recipe is beyond easy.

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And seriously, you cannot skimp on the roasted garlic chimichurri butter. I know that garlic isn’t all that awesome for the breath, but really? You are both going to eat it, so who the heck cares. Not me. Sorry if you do, but get over it.

It’s too good (and good for you).

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Also, I have never made chimichurri sauce, but after experiencing this butter’s deliciousness I am now really excited to make it for my next skirt steak. I bet it’s an awesome marinade.

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Double also, steak and lobster together may just be one of the best combos. Ever. Summer or winter. Sooo good.

And don’t forget the beer. Or the fries!!

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Surf and Turf: Steak and Lobster with Spicy Roasted Garlic Chimichurri Butter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 578 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 lobster tails
  • 2 in bone- ribeye steaks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • olive oil for cooking
  • real deal french fries for serving

Spicy Garlic Chimichurri Butter

  • 1 small head roasted garlic mashed (or 2 grated garlic cloves)*
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 shallot minced or grated
  • 1 anchovy fillet finely chopped
  • 1 fresno chile seed + chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  • To make the Spicy Garlic Chimichurri Butter, add the roasted garlic to a medium bowl and finely mash it with a fork. You can also use a knife to mash the garlic into a paste. To the bowl, add the butter and mix it in with the garlic. Add the shallot, anchovy, fresno chile, cilantro, parsley, oregano and salt. Mix well. Keep the butter room temp if using right away or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • To make the steak and lobster, combine the paprika, coriander brown sugar, garlic, cayenne and a good pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Season the steaks all over with the spices.
  • Use kitchen shears or a very sharp knife, cut the lobster tail right down the center. Rub the flesh of the lobster with olive oil, season with salt + pepper.
  • Heat a grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, place the steaks on the grates, cook until desired doneness, about 5-8 minutes (depending on thickness) for medium-rare, per side.
  • About five minutes before the steaks are done cooking, place the lobster, flash side down on the hot grill (or pan), cook for about 5 minutes and then flip the tails over and spread the chimichurri butter over the tails. Continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes or until the shells are bright red. Remove both the steak and tails from the heat.
  • To serve, place the hot steaks on a platter, add a good dollop of the chimichurri butter and the lobster tails. Serve with french fries and salt. Enjoy!

Notes

*To roast the garlic, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Chop off the top portion of the garlic head to reveal cloves. Peel any excess paper/skin off from the bulb of garlic. Place the cloves onto a piece of tin foil and pour about a teaspoon of olive oil on top. Cover with the foil. Place in the oven and roast for 45 minutes, or until the garlic is golden brown and soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool five minutes. Squeeze the garlic out of the paper skin into a bowl and mash well with a fork.
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Surf and Turf- Steak and Lobster with Spicy Roasted Garlic Chimichurri Butter | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Ok, this is SO cheesy, but umm….pretty sure this steak and lobster with spicy roasted garlic chimichurri butter right here, will bring all the boys into the yard.

I cannot believe I just said that! Bye.

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  1. This recipe looks delicious! How would I go about making this if I don’t have a grill/grill pan/cast iron skillet?

    1. HI! Do you have a skillet? if so, just sear the steak in the skillet as I directed. If no skillet, broiler the steak in the oven flipping it half way through cooking. It should take 7-10 minutes under the broiler. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

  2. Made this for myself for a new years dinner. It was AMAZING!! Hands down best steak I have ever had. Picked up a 1.5lb T bone for 8$ at the commissary! I chased it down with a bottle of “once upon a vine” red wine. Thank u for the recipe. Happy new year!

    1. That sounds like the PERFECT New Years Eve to me! So happy you loved the recipe! Thanks and happy New Years! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!! The french fries are not apart of the recipe, only for serving if you want then, but here is my favorite french fry recipe:

  3. Also, why is everyone getting so butt hurt? It is very simple. If you don’t agree with what she is saying, don’t live by it. Make the damn steak for yourself and quit complaining. What, she isn’t allowed to make money expressing her opinion?

    Sorry, but you guys are the worst. If I ever had a blog, I would be annoyed that you guys followed it. The writer of this blog is a real person with real feelings and real opinions and you’re all proving the point (that I agree with btw, jerks) that most women are dramatic, judgmental, bitchy and difficult to maintain friendships with. Maybe it’s the lack of steak..haha.

    Anyhow, I am off to buy a steak and when I am done with it, I will probably still have enough of an appetite to tell you guys that you’re being stupid. See you then. X

    1. Cheers to that! Nothing Tieghan ever says is offensive. People are just crazy! I agree. I would hate to own a blog for this reason. I’m grateful that Tieghan continues on anyways..her recipes are to die for.

  4. Yum! I definitely understand having more guy friends than girl friends. I had a “man of honor” at my wedding. I thought about having a female maid of honor to please everyone else but at the end of the day, you have to be yourself : )

  5. Hi Tieghan!

    I’m a regular follower of your blog, and I’m so impressed by your beautiful photographs and creative recipe ideas.

    I’m a feminist, and I love to cook in general, but especially for my man. I’m sure this recipe would be a winner!

    But what I really came here to say is that I’m sorry you had some bad experiences with girl friendships growing up (that’s seems like a universal experience for everyone) but I’m really tired of seeing women bash other women! It would be wonderful if people, especially women, could stop perpetuating this stereotype that women are “emotional and hard to get along with.” I think that’s a really damaging and harmful stereotype that is unfair to women in general.

    I love your blog, but I was really bummed to read some of your sexist remarks. Just something to think about- thanks for your consideration!

    1. Tegan rocks and has a wonderful food blog that is genuine and so full of life. I love her comments because they make her so real and relatable if that makes sense. When I read her recipes her comments really give us readers a touch of what her life is like..it helps us get to know the real person behind the pretty food pics. I know for a fact that she didn’t mean anything by these comments. Please take your feminist crap somewhere else. Before you comment, try to understand where some people are coming from. Most have the best intentions. People like you make others shy to share their opinions for a fear of being judged. Respect the opinions of others…if you think her remarks were sexist, then don’t comment. I agree with what you said to an extent..but lets focus on being positive and supportive to such a lovely young talented food blogger. Cheers!

      1. This recipe looks AMAZING!! WOW!! I’m getting so many good ideas for Valentine’s meals!!!

        I agree Kelly. The internet is filled with many feminist “gems” like Meg.. lol This blog is fantastic.. with Tieghan’s honest comments, beautiful pics and outstanding recipes.

      2. kelly,

        so women are supposed to “focus on being positive and supportive to such a lovely young talented food blogger” but it’s okay for that “lovely young talented food blogger” to be negative and unsupportive of females?

        last time i checked, tieghan considers this blog her career. this isn’t a hobby. this isn’t something she just does for fun. this is something she makes money off of. she chose to put this blog on the internet and make it public. people have a right to read it and comment if they dislike something about it. that’s the nature of putting yourself and something you’ve created out in the world. i’m so tired of this attitude that no one can ever say anything negative about a blogger. this is her job and i don’t know about your job, but if i did something that was offensive at work, someone would say something to me.

        i’m sure it’s hard for tieghan to hear these criticisms, as it seems she’s pretty sheltered from the rest of the world in her barn on her parent’s property, but maybe it’s time to grow up.

        1. You do realise that you guys are totally proving her point 1000% right? That it’s harder for her to get along with females? Because of reasons like this?

          Whilst I understand all the remarks here, it just seems like this is a ridiculous place to have an argument. But as you’ve started, I just feel like I can’t let you get away with saying the things you’ve said;

          Jane, shall I tell you what I’m tired of? Having people comment hurtful things on a someone’s blog so that they feel like they have done their good deed for the day and the world a favour by making their opinion worldwide. I mean, goodness, imagine if we hadn’t heard what you thought about this post?

          Blogs, Jane, are online diaries – if you like it, read it, if you don’t you move on. It’s not your God-Given right to let that person know that you think they’re doing a bad job. It’s really not.

          I am sick of people just writing comments on blogs because ‘They’ve put themselves out there so they deserve negative feedback if necessary.” That is such a terrible way of looking at the world. Would you stop a girl in the street and say to her ‘Your outfit is awful, and if i’m honest it’s offensive to me. And really, you walked outside like this today so it’s my right to tell you what you look like, in fact, you’ve welcomed it.’ You’re actually being incredibly hypocritical as a ‘feminist’. It’s the same as online bullying if we’re honest isn’t it. You wouldn’t say it to their face, so don’t hide behind your keyboard.

          And let me tell you, if I saw you in person I would HAPPILY say all of this to your face. Bullying a girl because she’s disclosed that she’s had bad relationships with females is just the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m afraid there are no other words for it.

          And dude, bringing up her home, where she lives and the fact she’s lived a ‘Sheltered life’. That’s below the belt. And it sounds like you need to look in the mirror, Jane, and say the last sentence of your awful rant out loud.

          (PS – Tieghan, I’ve never actually read your blog before, but I came here after seeing a very manly looking recipe on Pinterest that I thought my husband would love. So stereotypical or not, it’s obviously true! Great job)

          1. I’ve actually never commented on any blog before, but I am a regular reader of Tieghan’s blog, and her words really struck me- so much so that after thinking about it for a while, I decided to comment. In no way was I attempting to bully her, Tieghan seems like a tough woman who can handle some constructive criticism! I have a ton of respect for her and what she does, from her recipes, to her photos, to her writing and the way that she does open up to her readers. And now I have even more respect for her because I got a small glimpse of what it’s like to have people comment on your words, and it’s not easy to take! I still stand behind my comment 100% and would absolutely say those words to her face. I think a woman, whose words are clearly reaching a lot of other women, should be mindful about the type of messages these words are sending to her readers.

          2. Hey Meg,

            I completely respect your opinion and in no way was I trying to hurt or offend anyone. I just simply grew up with five brothers and hanging with boy is what I know best. With that said, some of the people I look up to most are strong women, so I in no way meant to put any bad light on women. Women are tough and I love that. I think this was just a case of bad wording. Thank you for commenting, reading and helping me to be better at what I love. I really am grateful for that!

            Hope you are having a great week!

  6. This looks really really good!! I love surf and turf and have no problem making this for my husband! He too would die having this with french fries and there is nothing wrong with hanging out with the guys (you don’t have to deal with all the drama 🙂 I’m not much of a drama person myself and hung out with the guys back in the day)

  7. Forget guys, so not going to share this with my husband! This is my dream meal, who said that pasta is for girls?! 🙂 Anyways, this is gorgeous, will go great with all the chocolate we are having this week 🙂
    Wanted to ask you, with New Year changes to the website can’t get to your site on my laptop, it goes to the website and immediately switches to the commercial that is suppose to be on the side panel, and the rest is a blank page. Have to go to check your site on hubby’s iPad, which has no problems with the display. Don’t know if anybody complained about this, maybe it’s just my computer, but I am devastated that I can start my morning with my favorite site!

    1. Haha! Go you and good for you! 🙂
      Thanks Nikki!!

      I am looking into your issue. That is so annoying, I am so sorry!