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Surf & Turf

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 60 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

This sizzling classic prepared Japanese-style will have your taste buds celebrating.

Ingredients You'll Need

4 4-ounce filet mignon steaks, about 1 inch thick
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
½ teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons mirin
Freshly ground pepper
2 whole live lobsters, 1½ pounds each
1 tablespoon sea salt
6 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons Wafu® Original Sesame Japanese Dressing
½ teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped
Freshly ground pepper


Pat steaks dry.

In a large bowl, prepare the steak marinade by mixing together the olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, mirin and pepper.

Add steaks to the mixture and make sure they are covered with the marinade. Cover bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Fill a large stockpot half full of water. Add sea salt.

On high heat, bring water to a boil then add lobsters head first into the pot. (Lobsters must be alive when immersed into the boiling water.)

Cover pot with a lid and return to boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook lobsters for 5 minutes. The shells will turn red.

Remove lobsters and place in ice water (an ice bath) for 3 minutes.

Place lobsters on a cutting board, belly up. Using a large knife cut the lobsters lengthwise. Clean out the tomalley (the green substance in the cavity). Cut small slits into the claws to ease opening. Place the lobster halves on a baking sheet, flesh-side up. Set lobsters aside.

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, Wafu® Japanese Dressing, tarragon and pepper. Set aside.

Remove the marinated steaks from the refrigerator.

Place oven rack to the top (highest) position. Preheat boiler to the highest temperature.

Preheat a cast-iron skillet on the stove on high heat for 5 minutes.

Brush the exposed lobster meat with the mixture and place under the boiler.

Place the marinated steaks into the preheated skillet and place the skillet under the broiler in front of the lobsters.

Let steaks broil for 4 minutes, then flip over and broil the other side for another 4 minutes.

Remove skillet from oven. (If you prefer steak to be well done, broil for longer. You can check how well done the steak is by making a small cut in the middle of the steak). Place steaks on a platter.

The lobsters should broil about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Serve Surf & Turf immediately on individual plates. Serve lobster with extra Wafu® butter on the side, if desired.

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