Tired of having to choose between the two when you've got a serious craving for both seafood and meat? Well, there’s no need to settle for making just one of your favourite foods when you can prepare a great meal incorporating both seafood and meat. A delicious steaks and an ocean-fresh seafood for a dining experience that's unmatched, get the best of both worlds by making a perfect surf and turf.
Surf and Turf is a delicious choice for a special meal for friends and family. A surf-and-turf dish includes a portion of seafood, like prawns, lobster or crab, in addition to a serving of meat, like pork of beef. A surf-and-turf is just as popular today as it was then and is a great go-to for those craving a meal that’s elegant, hearty, and delicious.
Surf and turf is a classic dinner for a reason. It is one of those old school dishes from the 60s and 70s that seems to have faded although you can still see it on menus. The perfect marriage of land and sea, as many people call it and that's exactly what you'll get with surf and turf. The combination of steak and lobster is incredibly indulgent. You can also opt for a combination of Filet Mignons and Gourmet Lobster Tails or Filet Mignons and King Crab Legs.
Not only it is delicious but also comes with numerous health benefits. Apart from the delicious experience, you are also protecting your health. Seafood and meat provide protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to help you meet your nutritional needs. Some varieties of these foods are higher in saturated fat and calories, while others are lean and have a high good fat content. Always opt for lean types of meat and seafood and utilize healthy cooking methods.
Lean meats and seafood have about 45 calories per ounce. An ideal food portion is 3 ounces, which is about the size of a deck of cards. For this serving size, you can have sirloin or shrimp for about 135 calories. This is fewer calories than 3 ounces of porterhouse steak or lobster meat, which have 225 calories. When it comes to fat seafood usually has higher amounts of good fats called monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats improve blood cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease.
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