Grilled Steak & Shrimp slathered in garlic butter makes for the BEST steak recipe! Surf And Turf right at home!
An incredible easy to make gourmet steak dinner that tastes like something out of a restaurant! Garlic Butter Grilled Steak & Shrimp recipe is ready on the table in less than 15 minutes. Easy to make and PERFECT for the barbecue, or grill inside using a grill pan!
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Tips for Perfect Grilled Steak
- Set up the grill — at least 15 minutes before you start grilling. Start with clean grill plates to prevent steaks from sticking when flipping.
- Preheat grill or barbecue — Your grill needs to be HOT! At least 450°F (230°C) to get a good sear and a crispy edges. Find the hottest areas by carefully and slowly waving your hand 6 inches above the grill plates.
- Lightly oil — Using tongs, lightly grease grill plates with a folded paper towel dipped in oil.
- Pat steaks dry — Let steaks sit out at room temperature for 15 minutes, then pat dry with paper towel to ensure the perfect sear. Season with salt and pepper, plus anything else you like: paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, etc.
- Flip with tongs — Use a pair of tongs instead of a barbecue fork to avoid piercing holes in the meat and releasing crucial juices. Flip only once during cook time to give them time to form that beautiful crust. You’ll know they are ready when they easily lift off the grill.
- Slather with garlic butter — the BEST part about this recipe. You can grill your steaks AND have delicious melted garlic butter running down them, infusing them with so.much.flavour. You’re going to use half here, saving the rest for your shrimp.
- Rest — Allow steaks to rest for a good 5 minutes before slicing to let the juices settle before serving.
While steaks are resting, grill your shrimp, brushing them with the remaining butter. Get ready for a flavour explosion.
How can you tell if grilled 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
I recommend removing steaks off the grill when they are around 5° below desired doneness as they continue cooking while resting!
How to grill shrimp?
Reduce heat to medium and grill your shrimp for 5-6 minutes, depending not the size and thickness of your shrimp. Flip each one halfway through cook time, grilling until they turn nice and pink in colour while white and opaque on the inside.
What to serve with steak and shrimp
Grilled asparagus is my favourite side! Grilled Brussels sprouts, zucchini or broccoli are just as good!
What wine goes well with this steak recipe?
I choose a white wine to go with this. A light Chardonnay or Pinot Gris pairs really well. I also love a chilled glass or Rosé.
Looking for more steak recipes? Try these!
Creamy Garlic Shrimp and Steak
Pan Seared Garlic Butter Steak & Mushroom Cream Sauce
Mexican Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)
GRILLED STEAK AND SHRIMP VIDEO
Garlic Butter Grilled Steak & Shrimp
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 New York Steak strip steaks (Porterhouse steaks)
- Salt and pepper
- 8 ounces (250 g) shrimp deveined, tails on or off
- Mix together butter, garlic and fresh chopped parsley. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Heat a large grill over high heat. Lightly grease grill plates with oil. Pat steaks dry with paper towel. Brush lightly with oil and generously season with salt and pepper.
- Grill steaks for 4-5 minutes each side until browned and cooked to desired doneness. Spread half of the butter all over of steaks. Transfer steaks to a warm plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
- While steaks are resting, melt remaining butter. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Reduce heat to medium and grill your shrimp for 5-6 minutes, depending not the size and thickness of your shrimp. Flip each one halfway through cook time and continue cooking until they turn nice and pink in colour while white and opaque on the inside.
- Toss remaining butter through shrimp and serve with steak!
Made this for my wife on her birthday, she couldn’t believe her eyes and taste buds. We couldn’t book a restaurant, but I can safely say this is the best steak dish she ever had.
Thanks a lot for this recipe!
Darlene Henson says
What is the brand of grill pan you are using in the recipe?
I tried this recipe and loved it. Impressed the heck out of my wife. The only change I made was seasoned the shrimp with Old Bay instead of salt and pepper, as we love the Old Bay taste. The grilled asparagus was a great side, even though I don’t normally eat asparagus.
Sharon Kulesz says
I have been cooking and catering for over 40 years. This is probably one of the BEST dinners I have ever made. Typically once I cook it- I am not as excited to eat it. But this is different. I enjoyed every bit if it! So easy and so delicious.
Can’t find the video for this recipe on this page. Is there a link somewhere?
Hi Judy! I’m so sorry about that. The video is now included, or you can see it on Youtube here!
Dennis Coburn says
I’m not sure what you mean by “Grill Plates”. Is this something you use on a charcoal grill?
Mackenzie Cartwright says
This looks heavenly! Your recipe is so easy to follow and very informative! I love that you have the nutrition facts. I cant wait to try this!
How many tbsp butter are used for the garlic butter (step 1) and how many for the melted (step 4)? The ingredients say the butter is divided, but nowhere does it say what the division is.
I apologize for the confusion. The ‘Butter’ is the melted butter (6 tablespoons) with the garlic and parsley. That mixture of butter will be what is divided IN HALF over the steaks and shrimp. I hope that clarifies and makes better sense. Thank you so much for choosing one of my recipes and following along with me!
Sounds yummy! Recipe doesn’t mention what to do with the second half of the garlic butter. Melt on shrimp after? Baste while grilling?
Yes, it is at the very end that you will toss the remaining butter over the shrimp and then serve! Hope that you enjoy!!
Kimberly Baxter says
This is what dreams are made of. :O