Show your romantic side by making Grilled Steak and Shrimp Hearts for your loved one. This is an easy surf-and-turf recipe and it is much better than spending money out at an expensive restaurant!
For special holidays and events, we normally stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet. I’m really over the crowds and overpriced restaurant food with lackluster taste. For Valentine’s Day, Jason was a sweetheart this year and made grilled steak and shrimp! I was so excited to not have to cook!
If the shrimp you are using are not deveined, take a couple of minutes to devein them and run them under cold water. Look for any overly limp, slimy or fishy smelling shrimp and toss them out.
Shrimp doesn’t take very long to grill. I added them to the grill at the very end, just before serving up the dish.
Thread the shrimp on a flat metal skewer and place them on the grill for 2-3 minutes and then flip them over. Grill for an additional 2-3 minutes. Try not to be tempted to grill them longer as they will become tough and chewy.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set up the grill for direct heat at 400 degrees. If you have it, place a GrillGrate on the grill. This is my favorite tool for the grill as it quickly cooks the outside of the steak and leaves some beautiful sear marks. I like to cook steak at a higher temperature so it gets that nice seared-in flavoring.
Step Two: Add a bit of garlic salt and pepper to the steak and add it to the grill.
Step Three: Cook each side of the steak for five minutes until it is a nice medium temperature (145 degrees). For the best results, use a wireless meat thermometer. The link is to an article I wrote comparing the best ones I found on the market.
❤️ Make The Heart
Take two shrimp and turn one curled side towards the left and one curled side towards the right and they will meet in the center to create a heart. Lay the heart on top of the steak. It just takes two seconds, adds a lot to the presentation, and means so much to the person receiving it.
📌 Items to Note
Steak is tough to gauge when it is done if you are not using a meat thermometer.
The best way to gauge how done a steak is to break it down into steps:
- Open up your hand wide. Touch the soft fatty area down from your thumb. That is how raw steak feels.
- Touch your thumb to your pointer finger and feel that same area down from your thumb and that is how RARE steak should feel.
- Move your thumb to your middle finger and feel the same area down from your thumb and that is how MEDIUM steak should feel.
- Touch your thumb to your ring finger and feel the same area down from your thumb and that is how MEDIUM WELL steak should feel.
- Move your thumb to your pinky finger and feel the same area down from your thumb and that is how WELL DONE steak should feel.
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Grilled Steak and Shrimp Hearts
Grill the Steak
- Cut the steak in half. Dry off with a paper towel. Sprinkle with the garlic salt, pepper and salt, to taste.
- Heat grill to 400 degrees. Place steak on heated grill and grill each side for 5 minutes for a medium steak (145 degrees).
Grill the Shrimp
- Sprinkle the shrimp with a little bit of salt. Thread them on a flat metal skewer and place it on the grill.
- Grill shrimp for two minutes each side. Shrimp should be pink on the outside, opaque on the inside and the tails should be a bit darker pink.
- Create heart shape on top of the steak!