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How To Make: DIY Applewood Rubbed Steak with Sauteed Shrimp

Updated on April 5, 2015

Applewood Rubbed Steak with Sauteed Shrimp

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Applewood Rubbed Steak with Sauteed Shrimp

Ever get a craving for a huge slab of juicy red meat,smothered in some of the most unique, savory,smokey, spicy, and all around just down right manly rub ever? Yea? Well this one is all that and a side of shrimp...succulent jumbo shrimp Sauteed in a garlic and herb butter sauce with just a hint of lemon and thyme. Protein with a side of protein, as nature intended...for wolves...but hey, I'm not judging.

To start with you are going to need the following..


x1 large pan

x1 cutting board

x1 set of basic kitchen tools ( tongs, serving spoons, sharp knife, etc )

x1 sink ( well cleaned, your shrimp will be in there )

Food Items:

x1 Stick of butter

x1 Steak per person

6x Shrimp per person ( 3 if you got the huge ones )

x1 Applewood rub ( this can be found in the seasoning section of most grocerie stores)

x1 Jar of Minced Garlic

x1 Thyme ( i suggest getting this dried and in powder form. )


Take your steak and shrimp lay them out on your cutting board while you get the sink filling with warm ( not hot ) water, cut it off at about the 1/3 mark you wont need much of it. While the sink is filling take and cut your steak into roughly 3 inch thick strips you should get 2-4 cuts out of a good steak . This will allow you to control the rate at which you steak cooks to a masterful degree as well as speeding up the process by nearly 50 percent.

Once your steak strips are cut and your water is in the sink, take your shrimp and drop them in the water, this will help finish thawing them out and help with the peeling process.( if your shrimp are pre-peeled and devained you can skip this phase.) Now take your pan and toss in about a tablespoon of butter, set this on your burner and set it to 6 or so and toss in a soup spoon worth of garlic. While this is melting take your applewood rub and pour some out onto your cutting board, take your steaks and roll them in the rub evenly until all sides have a thin coating that is semi dry on the outside. Once this is achieved your steaks are ready to cook, assuming your butter is melted and your garlic is starting to brown. ( If it has not, don't worry, it will, do not turn up your heat yet unless you just like cleaning charcoal off your pans.)

Once your garlic is browned, turn the heat up to about 8, this setting should be enough to sear the out side of your steak nicely. Place the steaks in the pan and rotate them from one side to the other, until all sides have been exposed to the heat and have a nice light charring, This should only take about one minute, one and a half at most per side.

Remove your steak from the pan and place them on your cutting board in a clean location. Clean your pan quickly and toss in 3 tablespoons of butter, a solid spoon full of garlic, roughly a teaspoon of thyme and about 1/2 a cap full of lemon juice. Once this has melted and been mixed together toss in those delectable little sea bugs, erg I mean shrimp...yea...shrimp...totally not in any way related to insects at all...right...anyway. These should cook relatively fast, your general rule with shrimp is once they turn a lovely pink color or their tail touches the head their done, ( now this is a GENERAL rule it is not flawless but if you are unversed in shrimp it will get you in the ball park, when in doubt, undercook, you can always just toss it back on.)

Remove your shrimp from the pan quickly once they are done and onto your cutting board, again onto a clean spot, from here, plate your steak and shrimp and slowly pour the sauce in the pan over the steak and shrimp this flavor combination when combined with your steak will bring forth all the layers and complex subtleties of all the seasonings on your steak, as well as bring out a clean and refreshing flavor from your shrimp that makes them the perfect pallet refreshing side for this meal.

If everything went according to plan you should now be looking upon what is possible the single most diabolically delicious heart clogging surf and turf meal you've ever had.

Dinner is served.


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