March 9, 2009

*Giveaway* Steak with Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan



A couple of weeks ago, the lovely folks at Amazing Taste sent me a package of their seasoning packets to try out. One of my favorite things about these seasonings is that they are designed to bring out the best in some of the more economical cuts of meat. I used the "Steakhouse" blend to flavor the steak I used in this recipe and it turned out tender, juicy and delicious! Amazing Taste's seasonings are all natural and contain no MSG, which is another thing to love. For the shrimp, I used Amazing Taste's "Malibu" blend with a little added all purpose "Cajun" seasoning mix to kick up the spiciness a bit more. For this recipe we like our shrimp extra spicy. I tasted several of the shrimp before adding the Cajun seasoning and they were delicious. In fact, the shrimp I served to my children used only the Malibu seasoning and they gobbled it up! I really loved these seasoning mixes and I think you will too.



The cheese sauce was a lovely addition as well. It balanced out the spicy shrimp nicely and just gave this dish a wonderful something extra.

Steak with Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan
Ingredients:

For the steak:
4 Steaks of your choice.
1 packet "Steakhouse Blend" or any steak/grill seasoning.

For the shrimp:
1 Pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, thawed if frozen.
1 Tablespoon olive oil.
1 packet "Malibu Blend" or any spicy seafood seasoning you like.

For the Creamy Parmesan:
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup (4 ounces) fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt/pepper to taste
Fresh chopped parsley

Method:

Season steaks with "Steakhouse Blend" or other grill mix and grill, pan fry or broil to your liking. While the steaks are cooking, saute the shrimp with a drizzle of olive oil and "Malibu Blend" or Cajun seasoning. Heat through and cover, set aside.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Saute the garlic and onion for about 1 minute. Add the cream cheese, half-and-half and Parmesan cheese and heat until hot and smooth. Stir in pepper and salt, to taste. Add chopped parsley, stir. Ladle over steak and top with shrimp. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6



Now... would *you* like a chance to try out Amazing Taste's seasoning blends for yourself? All you have to do is go to this website and take a look around: Amazing Taste Products. Afterwards, come back here and leave a comment with which seasoning blend sounds the best to you and how you think you would use it. Remember to leave some way to CONTACT you in your comment. Comments with no contact information will be disqualified.

The giveaway will run until Friday 3/13/09 at 11:59 EST. On Saturday 3/14/09 I will randomly draw 2 winners with the help of Random.org. The winners will receive a selection of Amazing Taste seasonings sent to them by mail.

Good Luck!!!




49 comments:

  1. I would like to try the honey BBQ seasoning. I would use it this summer grilling - We grill a few times a week!

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  2. Looks delish!!! You made a great creation!

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  3. The steak looks wonderful Jo - I love steak and shrimp together! The one that really caught my eye was the Orange Chipotle - sounds like it would great with chicken or seafood. Or pork. Cornflakes even. ;)

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  4. So LOVE surf and turf. This looks terrific!

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  5. What an interesting flavor combo! You've got me craving steak.

    I'd try the cajun seasoning to blacket catfish for fish tacos... hope it's HOT!!

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  6. Perfect surf & turf dish! The seasonings sound very interesting, will check them out.

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  7. I would love to try the Southwest seasoning. I would love to use this on beef, poultry and pork. Yumm!

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  8. Oh man, I'd definitely use the Steakhouse seasoning to make steaks for my man! :D He loves a good steak!

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  9. It would have to burger seasoning, for burgers. Heh. Although I am tweeked out a bit that they say you can microwave them... that's not right at all.

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  10. I think I'd get the garlic and rosemary seasoning and sprinkle it on fried potatoes! Yum!

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  11. I would love to try the Lemon, Butter, Dill seasoning. I love to cook fish, but sometimes am not sure how to prepare it. Using the seasoning would make it easy to grill or bake the fish. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  12. The steak and shrimp look fantastic!

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  13. I would like to try the southwest seasonings. yum!

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  14. Nice surf & turf action...a spice blend can make or break a dish.

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  15. Orange chipotle sounds interesting, I'd like to try it on a tuna steak.

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  16. Alot of choices. Malibu sounds great as well as that orange chipotle. My mouth is watering!!!

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  17. That really does look like an amazing dinner!

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  18. Oh boy..Anyone who knows me, knows I am ALL about the spice... so for me, it is the Amazing Malibu-bu Baby!! I would put it on my VEGGIES and Roast 'em, Toast 'em, Sautee 'em, or BBQ 'em!! I am Betcha it would Be a Major YUM YUM!!!
    Thank you for a Very very Tasty Giveaway!!!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  19. that poor cream sauce....

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  20. Love the look of that steak! Double yum with the sauce.

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  21. Love that steak - so decedent!! That is one incredible sauce

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  22. never thought of shrimp and steak can be a good combination dish.yummy!

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  23. I would love to enter the contest! count me in!

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  24. This looks tasty. I looked at the ingredients lists on their seasoning packets and have to pass, though. Did you know Autolyzed Yeast Extract contains free glutamic acid (AKA MSG)? There are about 40 different "ingredients" that MSG can "hide" under in labeling thanks to the loopholes in regulations set forth by the FDA.

    I don't want to be a downer in the midst of a great giveaway, but not too many people know this and I wish they did. Google "MSG Truth in labeling" for more info.

    All the best,
    KristenM
    (AKA FoodRenegade)

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  25. WOW great dish! I am thinking the Orange chipotle sounds interesting

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  26. That sauce should be illegal-- especially when it's 4:00pm and I'm an work and very hungry. It looks scrumptious and simple to make.
    As for seasoning-- I'd like the steak seasoning. I love me a juicy and tender steak, some taters and that sauce, please and thank you!

    Debby
    momsmall@comcast.net

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  27. Hungry for this creamy recipe and I'm far to dinner!!

    Jo there is an award for you on my blog!

    Cheers,
    Gera

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  28. Yum....surf and turf!! How wonderful!!

    Emily
    http://www.justeatfood.com

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  29. yum - the malibu seasoning would be great!

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  30. I would like to try the orange chipotle seasoning, and I'd use it to roast vegetables.

    marie
    mgaltier@yahoo.com

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  31. I'd like to try making fajitas with the Southwest Seasoning

    Buddy
    budree@bellsouth.net

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  32. wow, this looks absolutely fantastic!

    I love fajitas, so I wouldn't mind trying their Fajita Mix on the chicken the next time...

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  33. Would LOVE to try the ORANGE CHIPOTLE and the MEDITERANEAN Seasonings! I have not heard of this brand of seasoning before , so glad you reviewed them!
    I would try the orange chipotle on grilled chicken breasts... wow would that be nice. Then the mediteranean I would like to try on turkey burgers! again.... very flavorful!
    thanks for the giveaway!

    cathy b
    project hope 7 at gmail dot com

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  34. The creamy parmesan sauce sounds like a keeper. Great post!

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  35. I am in love with their Seafood packet. YUM! Their fajita seasoning is great too!

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  36. I'm so making this for my girlfriend tomorrow night as a birthday dinner!

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  37. Anonymous... thank you! enjoy!

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  38. It was delicious! I made it last night and we enjoyed it soooooooo much!

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  39. making it for my baby for valentines day! we loves it!

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  40. I made the recipe sans the flavoring packets and used what I normally use (sorry) but the parmesan recipe is GREAT, have made it twice now, the last time on a "gourmet" picnic for mother's day, was a big hit, and it's great for low carb diets, another huge plus! Scott R - Tucson

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    1. Thanks Scott... I am so glad you enjoyed it :) And no sorry needed! Use whatever you like for seasoning... that's the great ting about recipes, one can make them to individual tastes!

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