Surf and Turf: Steak and Lobster with Spicy Roasted Garlic Chimichurri Butter by
2 lobster tails
2 bone-in ribeye steaks
salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 garlic clove, 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 cloves grated garlic)*
2 sticks (1 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
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!