Oh Surf & Turf, let us count the ways! There are so many ways to approach Surf & Turf that the options are virtually limitless, but if you want to keep things classic (with a twist), go for some delicious sautéed mushrooms and shallots, but toss in a few succulent Bay Scallops at the end to take things up to a whole new level!
Seared NY Strip with Bay Scallops & Mushrooms
16oz Niman Ranch NY Strip
1/2lb Bay Scallops
1 cup sliced Crimini Mushrooms (or mushrooms of choice)
1/2 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
4 springs fresh thyme
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons butter
Salt & Pepper
Seaon stean generously with salt and pepper
Pre-heart a large (preferablly cast iron) skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil.
Place the steak on it's side to sear and render the fat cap. Cook approximatley 1-1/2-2 minutes or until golden
Place the steak flat side down and sear until golden brown, approximately 2-4 minutes. Flip and repeat
Remove steak from the pan and place on a baking sheet. Top with two tablespoons of butter and place into a pre-heated 425 degree and cook until desired temperature and doneness, approximately 5 minutes for medium rare.
Add the chopped shallot the steak pan and cook until softened, approximately 1-1/2 minutes
Add the mushrooms and cook until softened, approximately 1-1/2 minutes
Add the garlic and the fresh thyme and cook until the garlic begins to soften and becomes arromatic, approximately 1 minute
Add two tablespoons of sherry vinegar and cook until the vinegar has reduced by 2/3 and then remove the thyme stems
Add the Bay Scallops and additional butter and sautee until the Bay Scallops are just cooked through, approximately 1-1/2 - 2 minutes
Serve Steak along with Scallop and Mushroom Mixture