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
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
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.
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.