Surf & Turf, Part Deux

One of the many things I miss about Houston are Sunday night dinners at the Tsang house…especially steak night. This past Saturday, we grilled filet mignons and made a pan-seared ahi tuni with a soy/lime sauce. Mama Tsang complemented the surf and turf meal with sides of Asian: marinated noodles and broccoli. 🙂

For the filet mignon, we started off with three 12-ounce USDA prime tenderloins:

then season generously with S&P and a bit of chili powder. Grill on one angle for 3 minutes, turn 90 degrees, and grill for 2 minutes (this will give you the pretty XX grill marks), then repeat on the other side of the filet. And, tadah!

cooked to a perfect rare (to medium rare)!

I prepared the seared tuna with a recipe taken from Tyler Florence. The sauce (half portion of the recipe) was made with 1 minced jalapeno, 2 tablespoons of minced ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 limes, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, and a pinch of sugar. First, I took one pound of fresh tuna

then seasoned generously with S&P. Seared in a skillet for 1 minute on each side. After the second minute, pour 2/3 of the sauce over the fish in the skillet and cook for 20 seconds. Transfer the tuna into a plate and pour the sauce from the skillet over the tuna. Serve with remaining sauce, as necessary.

Also cooked perfectly rare:

Can’t forget the marinated Asian noodles:

The entire meal was utterly delicious. We all left the table satisfied and stuffed. And then we took advantage of the cool weather to walk it all off.

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One thought on “Surf & Turf, Part Deux

  1. I love looking at all your posts! I pull it up from time to time and glance!! We only had 2-3 cooking parties but they sure were fun!
    I go to Steve’s and cook a whole lot more… a couple of weeks ago I did a turkey breast in the crockpot – 7hours with a cup of OJ, cranberry sauce, lipton onion soup mix and some s&p. You should try it! Served with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Last night I did my chicken pot pie since it was cold. And this weekend I plan to do a roast. Your blog is inspiring!!
    I hope Dallas is treating you well and I can’t wait to see you!

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