Weeknight Surf 'n' Turf


1 (10- to 12-ounce) strip steak
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons unsalted clarified butter, divided (see Note)
12 sea scallops
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


1.Evenly sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the garlic powder.

2.In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon clarified butter; cook steak 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Remove steak to a board and let rest.

3.Wipe out skillet. Over medium heat, melt remaining 2 tablespoons clarified butter. Sprinkle scallops with remaining salt and pepper and saute 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden and firm in center.

4.Slice steak into 12 strips and evenly divide on plates. Place a scallop on each steak slice.

5.Stir bread crumbs and parsley in skillet, then sprinkle mixture over scallops and serve immediately.