This grilled steak is topped with garlic butter, and the shrimp are seared in a pan—the perfect choice for date night dinner—and ready and on the table in under 30 minutes.

Steak is one of my favorite meals to have for almost any occasion, though we tend to have it on date nights at home or for special occasions. There is just something special about making it at home instead of eating out at a restaurant, and honestly, I’m more impressed with it when I make it at home than at a restaurant.

When I know I’m planning to have steak, I like to marinate it for a few hours before I put it on the grill. Here is my marinade recipe; if you don’t have the time to marinade, this steak recipe will still be very good without it.

Rib eye beef steaks marinating
Rib eye beef steaks marinating

Ingredients

  • Rib-eye steak is my favorite cut of beef because it can be smoked, seared, or put on the grill, any cut of beef works here use what you prefer.
  • Salt and Pepper use your discretion to season the steak.
  • Shrimp I like to use extra-large shrimp without tails that have been deveined as a shortcut. Feel free to cook them with the tails on.
  • Garlic butter with three simple ingredients This is what makes this dinner delicious. It adds flavor and boosts savoriness in every bite. Butter, garlic, and parsley are all you need.
Garlic butter
garlic butter

How to tell when your steak is done

I find everyone likes their steak done a different way, I personally like mine between medium and medium rare and my husband prefers it more on the rare side. It really comes down to personal preference

  • Rare steaks don’t need to be cooked for very long, you need to cook for 2 minutes on each side and have an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C)
  • The medium-rare steak You need to cook for 3.5 minutes on each side if you’re striving to achieve half-pink and half-brown inside. Internal temperature: 145°F (63°).
  • Medium Steaks Cook each side for 4 minutes because it has less juiciness than the previous ones, which were previously cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°).
  • Well done Cook each side for 5 minutes to achieve well done, which usually has a rougher texture but a nice tender inside. Internal temperature: 170°F (76°).
Beef steak: degrees of doneness from rare to well done
Beef steak: degrees of doneness from rare to well done

Instructions

  • Allow steaks to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.
  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper (or your favorite steak seasoning).
  • Prepare the grill to about 350°F; you can also cook on an indoor grill pan.
  • Place the steaks over direct fire and sear for 2–5 minutes on each side, depending on your cook’s preference and the thickness of the steak.
  • Remove the steaks and set them aside to rest.
  • While the steaks rest, prepare the shrimp
  • Add half of the garlic butter into a skillet and place over medium heat until melted
  • Add the shrimp, when the shrimp starts to curl, flip to cook both sides and stir well to coat with garlic butter.
  • Place cooked shrimp on a skewer and serve.

Notes

  • An important tip to remember is that all grills cook a little bit differently, so if your steaks are thinner, they will take less time, and if they are thicker, they might take a little more time. Use your thermometer to check for doneness.
  • An important tip to remember is that all grills cook a little bit differently, so if your steaks are thinner, they will take less time, and if they are thicker, they might take a little more time. Use your thermometer to check for doneness.
  • Another great tip is to allow your steaks to come up to room temperature before placing them on the grill.
  • If your using a less tender cut of meat or you are unsure, you might want to marinate the meat overnight here is my favorite steak marinade recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve with Steak?

When it comes to steak, there are quite a few side dishes that go well together; my favorites are twice-baked potatoes, garlic asparagus or green beans, and pasta salad.

Can you cook Shrimp and Steak Together?

I prefer to cook them separately because their cooking times are different. Steak will take longer to cook than shrimp, so I start with the steak, and then while the steak is resting, I cook the shrimp, and then by the time the steak is done resting, the shrimp is done.

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Grilled Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

This grilled steak is topped with garlic butter, and the shrimp are seared in a pan—the perfect choice for date night dinner—and ready and on the table in under 30 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 rib-eye steak
  • 16 extra-large shrimp de veined with tails on or off
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened and divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp garlic minced

Instructions
 

  • At least 30 minutes before cooking make sure your shrimp have been thawed. before cooking.
  • Make the garlic butter by mixing 4 tablespoons of butter, garlic, and chopped parsley together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare the grill to about 350°F; you can also cook on an indoor grill pan.
  • Sear the steak for 2-5 minutes on each side and cooked to the desired doneness as measured with an instant-read or oven-proof thermometer. Transfer the steak to a warm plate. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter all over each steak. Tent it with foil and let it rest for at least 5 minutes while you prep the rest.
  • While steaks are resting, melt 2 tablespoons of the garlic butter in a medium-sized skillet place shrimp in a single layer until they start to curl and start to turn pink, and flip over once. once cooked put on a skewer and place on top of the steak.
Keyword BBQ, Steak
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