Printer icon

Scampi Steaks And Scallops Recipe

An intimate and thoughtful dinner doesn’t have to be just for special occasions – people love to be treated to a surprise, and we think this dish is an awesome way of giving them that moment. That’s because, unlike most “fancy” dinners, this dish keeps things super simple.

Scampi Steaks And Scallops

You’ll be creating a miniature version of a surf n’ turf with just enough to serve two people. Although the ingredients listed can be a bit pricey, it isn’t so over the top that you’ll break the bank with it.

The best part? This is a one-pot prep dish with clear and simple instructions – a great recipe to try if you’re new to home cooking and want to give someone special an unexpected meal!

When you’re selecting the ingredients for this dish, just remember – to focus on quality and value over what’s cheap and easy to find. Beef tenderloin is delicious, but a subpar cut can make or break how this dish turns out.

The same is true for the scallops you buy. Make sure to use the larger sea scallops since these are much better for pan-frying. For scallops, whether to buy fresh or frozen depends on your location: The closer to the coast, the more likely fresh is the better option.

To keep your meal special, don’t forget to pair this main course with an elegant side. Some great choices are this Spinach and Caramelized Onion Salad or this Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini dish. To make things extra special, take a look at our dessert recipes and pick one to end things with (we really love the Chocolate-Coconut Bites – elegant but simple).

Scampi Steaks And Scallops Recipe

Serves: 2 Prep: 20 min Cook: 20 min

Ingredients

Scampi Steaks And Scallops Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the steaks to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Add steaks to skillet and brown on both sides (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Reduce heat to medium, add in the garlic and shallot, and cook until fragrant (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Add the ghee and mix well.
  6. Pour in the white wine and cook until reduced by half.
  7. Add the fresh basil, parsley, and lemon juice; baste the steak with the ghee-wine sauce.
  8. Add in the scallops and cook on both sides while basting.
  9. Sprinkle the scallops with lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve the steaks and scallops with the remaining sauce poured on top.
Scampi Steaks And Scallops Recipe
Print Pin
No ratings yet

Scampi Steaks And Scallops Recipe

A surf n' turf dish might sound intimidating, but this mini version keeps things simple while still impressing!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword scallop, scampi, steak
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 629kcal
Cost 12

Ingredients

  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks
  • 8 to 10 sea scallops
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or stock
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley minced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    Cooking fat
  • Season the steaks to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    2 beef tenderloin steaks, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Add steaks to skillet and brown on both sides (3 to 5 minutes).
  • Reduce heat to medium, add in the garlic and shallot, and cook until fragrant (1 to 2 minutes).
    4 garlic cloves, 1 shallot
  • Add the ghee and mix well.
    1/4 cup ghee
  • Pour in the white wine and cook until reduced by half.
    1/4 cup dry white wine or stock
  • Add the fresh basil, parsley, and lemon juice; baste the steak with the ghee-wine sauce.
    2 tbsp. fresh basil, 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Add in the scallops and cook on both sides while basting.
    8 to 10 sea scallops
  • Sprinkle the scallops with lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Serve the steaks and scallops with the remaining sauce poured on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 1155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 6mg