Surf and Turf Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 large cloves garlic, minced

1-inch fresh ginger root, peeled and minced or grated

3 tablespoons tamari (dark, aged soy sauce)

1 teaspoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon grill seasoning (recommended: McCormick Montreal Seasoning)

1 lemon, zested

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling

1 1/2 to 2 pounds flank steak

1 bunch scallions

16 medium shrimp, peeled, including tails, and deveined

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 romaine hearts, chopped

1/4 pound baby spinach leaves

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley (a couple of handfuls) chopped


1 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat tabletop grill, grill pan, or outdoor grill to high.
  2. Combine first 10 ingredients in a shallow dish. Coat flank steak in mixture and reserve 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Trim ends and 1 inch of tops off of the scallions. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over both the scallions and the shrimp and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Grill scallions and shrimp 2 minutes on each side. Then remove and reserve.
  4. Place meat on grill pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove meat and let juices settle, about 5 minutes.
  5. Combine greens and onions and parsley leaves on a large platter or individual plates. Cut scallions into 1-inch pieces, scatter over greens, and then evenly distribute the grilled shrimp over the greens.
  6. Mix the lemon juice, tomato paste, and Worcestershire in a small bowl and whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and drizzle it back and forth over the arranged greens and scallions and shrimp. Slice the steak very thinly against the grain on an angle with a sharp knife and arrange it over the salad.