Thursday, October 27, 2011

Herb Rubbed Surf and Turf with Loaded Mashed Potatoes

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate. - Julia Child

The other day while heading into a grocery store there was a chef grilling steak and shrimp. We had just finished lunch (never going to the grocery store on an empty stomach) so I was full which was the reason why I  almost skipped the display in which he was tempting everyone with the smell.  The Children asked to have a taste, and after several  "more please" and this is so "yummy", I took a taste too.  From that point, the hunt for all the ingredients for the Steak and Shrimp recipe began! 

I didn’t grill it like the recipe called for it to be done. Instead I did the recipe on the stove just like the chef did. It was such a huge hit!
Original Recipe:  (WHAT I DID is in BROWN)
Herb Rubbed surf and turf
2 (12oz boneless beef ribeye steaks   4 small boneless beef ribey steaks
4 shrimp sqewers ( it will have about 6 shrimps on it)  1 box of Shrimp with out tales
1 oz bag fresh thyme    I did this exactly)
2 Teaspoon seasoned pepper blend   2 Tablespoons pepper blend
Olive oil     (I used it)
2 Tablespoon parsley flakes    2 Tablesppons of Parsley
 1 ½ teaspoon garlic salt   2 Tablespoon of garlic

1.       Coat steak and shrimp by pressing rub (thyme, parsley, pepper blend and garlic salt) . Discard remaining rub that has been in contact with raw meat. Coat steaks and shrimp with cooking spray
2.       Place steak (only) on grill; grill 5 minutes.
3.       Turn steaks, place shrimp on grim. Cook 2 minutes; turn shrimp and cook 1-3 minutes or until steak (medium rare) and shrimp reach 145F.
I cooked the steak in a skillet in olive oil. When I got it to medium  I added the shrimp and cooked for several minutes. By this time the steak was at a nice Medium well and the Shrimp was cooked as well. The juices and the rub mixed together nicely.

Loaded mashed potatoes
1 (24oz) package refrigerated mash potatoes    I USED REAL Potatoes
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese    ½ cup cheddar cheese (then I added more)
¼ cup sour cream  ½  cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon cooked bacon pieces  1/3  cup of bacon bits
 1 tablespoon pre-sliced green onions
1.       Combine all ingredients in microwave –safe bowl and cover
2.       Microwave on High 2 minutes, stir and heat 2 to 3 more minutes until hot.
I am a refrigerated mashed potatoe snob! Just gross in my opinion so I used real potatoes!!!  (And, don't try to trick me I know the difference!)   I just started with the above ingredients and added more until I got the desired taste I wanted. ;) Then, I added butter because butter is good on everything!


  1. Yum...I can almost smell it from here! Looks delicious!

  2. YUM....I'm glad you are cooking for us. HaHa Seriously, you cooking??

  3. HA! No, I thought Dad was going to be the cook! ;) What happened to the Family rule? "When camping the guys cook." I am seriously getting jipped this camping trip!

  4. Looks wonderful! I would love to try this!

    God Bless you richly today!

  5. Looks delicious! I definitely want to try the loaded mashed potatotes. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  6. I'm with you on no substitues for potatoes Just not the same as the real thing. :-) This looks like a dish my husband would enjoy!
    Have a great weekend!



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