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Date Night Surf and Turf
Date Night Surf and Turf


Date Night Surf and Turf, this week we had a lot going on, Rat’s birthday (our 6lb. toy poodle rescue) and Date Night. So, we thought we would do a special dinner to include everyone. We did a nice 2 inch Sirloin, Garlic Cheddar Cauliflower, Smoked Chipotle Garlic and some skewers of Ginger Teriyaki Shrimp. All made for a beautiful night. Rat was happy, Patti was happy, so I was happy!

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our  Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Date Night Surf and Turf
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes beef, 5 minutes shrimp @ 400* (204c)
Grill: Sawtooth Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Green Mountain’s Premium Gold Blend Pellets

Ingredients: Date Night Surf and Turf

  • 2 inch Sirloin Steak, ours was about 4lbs.
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • 1 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • “Chef of the Future” brand Southwestern Rub


Date Night Surf and Turf
Nice Color with your Chef of the Future Southwestern Rub

Date Night Surf and Turf
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Date Night Surf and Turf

Mix the shrimp in a cup of  teriyaki sauce with the minced garlic and ginger and set that aside until you’re ready for the grill.
Place shrimp on a skewer if you are using wooden skewers be sure and soak them for 30 minutes or so.  

Do a generous coat of the Chef of the Future Southwestern Rub on your steak, let it sit and come to room temperature before you head for the grill.Preheat your Grill Grates to 400* (204c).

Place the steak onto your Screaming Hot Grill Grates, we did this for about 4 1/2 a side. We pulled it off the grill around 125* (54c).
When the meat reaches an internal temp around 125* (54c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. This will be rare. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. So for medium pull it at 140 (60c) and overdone 160 (72c). I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer (Our Store) for checking meat temps.

As the steak is resting (5-10 minutes).  Put the shrimp skewers onto the Grill Grates. They’ll cook quickly while steak is resting for about two minutes or so per side. Before you put them on a grill give them a nice brushing of the teriyaki sauce and as you turn them give them another coating. They’ll cook fast so stay right there with them.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Date Night Surf and Turf
In the Smoke on the Grill Grates


Date Night Surf and Turf
Put the Shrimp on while the Meat is resting


Date Night Surf and Turf
Let Steak Rest 5 to 10 Minutes before Slicing

Date Night Surf and Turf
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Date Night Surf and Turf
Lookin Good


Date Night Surf and Turf
Let’s Eat!

Date Night Surf and Turf
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti
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