After months of snow, rain, ice, and wind, we finally had a nice day. Everyone in town ran to the store to buy meat to grill. The neighborhood was filled with smoke from all of the barbecue grills being used for the first time since last fall….. it’s almost comical. A woman in line at Starbucks said it best “The weather warms up in Iowa and we all get a little bit loopy”. After being cooped up for so many months, we are so excited to get outside and feel somewhat normal again. If I remember correctly, it snowed again 3 days later! But we managed to sneak in a Grilled Steak & Shrimp at the end of April, and it makes all the difference in the world 🙂
Being from California, the weather here in Iowa has been the most difficult change for me to deal with. I am used to living in flip flops, not snow boots! If I want a steak in February, I should not have to go to Texas Roadhouse to get one. I want to be able to go outside, fire up the grill, and enjoy cooking outside, without wearing a parka! We were back into the 70’s this past week for the first time in 6 months! Alex got his motorcycle out of storage and even mowed the lawn! And now, we have dropped back down into the 40’s with Winter Weather Advisories for snow, sleet, and ice…..AGAIN! The weather map on the news, looks like a roller coaster this time of year! This is the temperature change between Tuesday and Wednesday…..
Okay, I’m done…..back to the food. Surf and Turf is my favorite meal to grill. It can be salmon, or shrimp, it doesn’t matter. There is just something about seafood and steak together that seems to work for me. This is the meal that they usually make for me on Mother’s Day, as long as it is not raining or snowing. Grilled Steak & Shrimp is so simple to prepare!!! The original recipe for the marinade, was on the container of Canadian Steak Seasoning that I bought many, many years ago. I kept the recipe and now I buy whatever seasoning they have in the spice isle and it works perfectly. This is what mine looks like…..
I forgot to take a picture of the Orange & Lemon Pepper that I used on the shrimp, sorry, but I’m pretty sure most grocery stores will carry some version of it. Mine is Hyvee brand if you happen to have one near you. You could even used salt and pepper and it would still taste great.
Grilled Steak & Shrimp
|Prep time||40 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- For the Steak
- 1 1/2 Pounds grass-fed beef sirloin
- 2 Tablespoons Canadian/Montreal Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 4 Tablespoons water
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- For the Shrimp
- 1 Pound fresh large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- olive oil
- citrus garlic pepper