This dish can be ready on the table in less than 15 minutes, it’s the flavors in that rich and creamy garlic sauce with a hint of parmesan that makes it super yummy.
How to cook a perfectly done steak
Tips to get tender, juicy steaks!
- Let steaks sit out at room temperature for 15-30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel.
- Season moderately on both sides with salt and pepper.
For the skillet
- Using a cast iron skillet provides steaks with even cooking and the best, charred flavors similar to a barbecue, but frying pan will do the work too.
- Preheat your frying pan on high heat before carefully adding your oil.
- When your skillet is smoking, season steaks with salt and pepper just before you toss it into the frying pan.
- Add only two steaks in at a time, or you won’t get a nice sear.
For the grill
- Set up the grill at least 15 minutes before you cook. It needs to get hot before putting the steak on it.
- Find the hottest areas by carefully and slowly waving your hand 6 inches above the grill.
- Using tongs, lightly grease grill plates with a folded paper towel dipped in oil.
- When oil is smoking, grill until they release without sticking.
How to determine if your steak is done?
- Rare steaks. Soft textured steaks that maintain an indent when pressed will be rare — 140°F (60°C) internal temperature
- Medium-rare steaks. Steaks with a soft and springy feel will be medium rare — 145°F (63°) internal temperature
- Medium steaks. Steaks with a springy feel will be medium (bounce back up fast) — 160°F (70°) internal temperature
- Well done steaks. Firm steaks are well done — 170°F (76°) internal temperature
Remember, the steak will continue to cook after being removed from the skillet or grill. Allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes to let the juices settle before serving.
While steak is resting, sear (or grill) your shrimp, then get your creamy sauce going! If grilling your meat/seafood, you will need to grab a pan to cook the cream in.
YUMMY STEAK AND CREAMY GARLIC SHRIMP
Steak And Creamy Garlic Shrimp is a delicious easy to make gourmet steak dinner! Pan Seared or Grilled! Tastes just like something out of a restaurant, this low carb steak recipe is ready on the table in less than 15 minutes.
- 4 strip steaks
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- 8 ounces (250g) shrimp deveined
- 4 cloves garlic (or 1 tablespoons minced garlic)
- 1/4 cup dry white wine or low-sodium chicken broth
- 3/4 cup heavy cream* (thickened cream)
- 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
Pat steaks dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Sear/grill steaks for 4-5 minutes each side until browned and cooked to desired doneness.
Transfer steaks to a warm plate; set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet (if using a skillet). Add shrimp to the skillet, season with salt and pepper and sear until just cooked and pink -- about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
(For grill: grill seasoned shrimp while brushing with melted butter until done.)
To the same skillet, add the remaining butter, add the garlic, sauté until fragrant (about one minute).
(If grilling meats, you will need to grab a pan or skillet for this step.)
Pour in the white wine (or broth), and allow to reduce to half, while scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan.
Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the cream and bring to a simmer, while stirring occasionally. Add in the parmesan cheese; allow to melt through the simmering sauce. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
Add the shrimp back into the pan; sprinkle with the parsley, and stir through.
Serve with steaks.