Steak with Lobster Tails

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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

  • About

A dish that consists of both seafood and meat is called surf ‘n’ turf. The seafood (surf), often prawns or lobster, is served with meat (turf), usually a steak. Surf ‘n’ turf is an American invention and is mostly served in restaurants. A popular Australian variation is carpetbag steak, a steak stuffed with oysters then grilled.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 filet mignon steaks
  • 2 raw lobster tails


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over high heat and cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side (rare) and keep warm.
  2. Fry the lobster tails until they turn red and the flesh inside is cooked. Cut down each side of the underneath of the tail and peel back the shell. Remove the tail meat in one piece. Slice into medallions, then return to the