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Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf. A sweet, salty, warm and slightly spicy marinade does double duty on prime rib steak and succulent shrimp in this simple but delicious version of surf and turf. It’s fit for any summer occasion or as a Fathers Day special menu.

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf close up photo of teh steak and shrimp

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf.

As Father’s Day approaches this coming Sunday, I’m again celebrating the occasion with my favourite type of meal. A good old fashioned surf and turf.

We have featured a couple of other outstanding versions of this combination before. Herb Grilled Lobster Surf n Turf with Lemon Garlic Brown Butter  is a great one and a Cajun Spice Surf and Turf is one I absolutely love.

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Breaking down a prime rib roast or steaks and ribs for braising.

This time, I wanted to add a little Asian flavour to some large shrimp that I was grilling for dinner. Then, I wondered if the same marinade would be okay for steak. I bought a beautiful prime rib steak to try it out and it was just delicious.

The ginger added great flavour to the marinade and the balance of sweet and salty from the honey and soy sauce was perfect with just a little kick of heat from the crushed chili paste.

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We generally use organic honey in our recipes.

 

I sometimes add a little honey to several marinades, especially those for quickly grilled seafood. That’s because the sugar caramelizes quickly on the grilled to add a little charred flavour.

Since this marinade does double duty for the steak, I kept the honey to a minimum because it is on the grill for a longer period of time.

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf with hasselback potatoes and mushrooms on a white plate

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf.

If you are using this marinade for seafood alone, like scallops or shrimp, you can double the honey if you prefer.

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Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf close up photo of teh steak and shrimp
Yield: 4 Servings

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Honey Ginger Soy Surf and Turf - a sweet, salty, warm and slightly spicy marinade does double duty on prime rib steak and succulent shrimp in this simple but delicious version of surf and turf, fit for any summer occasion.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless prime rib or rib eye steaks
  • 1½ to 2 dozen large shrimp

For the marinade

  • ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove very finely minced garlic
  • 1 /2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp of crushed chili paste or a pinch of chili flakes, (optional or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the marinade together well.
  2. Reserve about ⅓ of the marinade for the shrimp and pour the rest over the steaks in a large Ziploc bag. Let the steak marinate in the fridge for up to 2 hours, turning the bag, every half hour or so. Take the steaks out of the fridge to come up to almost room temperature (30-45 minutes) before grilling them on high heat to level of cooking you like.
  3. Let the steaks rest for 10 minutes, loosely tented with aluminum foil while you grill the shrimp.
  4. The shrimp need only be marinated for a half hour or so. I find it best to let them marinate while the steaks are coming up to room temperature after you take them out of the fridge. I grill the shrimp while the steaks are resting. The shrimp really take no more than a minute or so per side to grill on high heat, so leave them until the last few minutes before serving.

Notes

Prep time does not include marinating time and the time it takes for the steaks to warm to room temperature after they come out of the refrigerator; up to 2½ hours additional time.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 g

Amount Per Serving Calories 673Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 15gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 424mgSodium 1712mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 70g

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Vel

Thursday 30th of June 2022

Would it be ok to fry the shrimp/ steak after being in this marinade? Thanks.

gail

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

We made this last night for supper and even marinated a couple of thick pork loin chops and a few boneless-skinless chicken thighs. It was an amazing marinade on all. We also threaded the shrimp on kabob skewers with whole mushrooms as a side vegetable. Five stars for sure on this wonderful recipe.

Cheryl

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Very tasty marinade! I misread the instructions and put in 2 Tbsp of honey, but it still came out great. We skipped the chili flakes. We used this marinade on salmon and let it marinade for 2 hours.

Barry, we're always really pleased with your recipes - they are delicious and thank you for sharing.

Mike

Tuesday 30th of June 2015

Spicy garlic shrimp pasta will be on my table tomorrow night can't wait

Liz

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Thank you for the nice recipe Barry.

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