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.


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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s