Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus: Romantic Dinner Recipe for Two

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus: Romantic Dinner Recipe for Two

Our Scampi-Style Steak & Scallop Recipe has been updated with new photos and more detailed recipe.

Have you ever gone out on Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner only to be disappointed by the noise level of the restaurant, food that didn’t quite measure up, or felt rushed by the wait staff to move along for the their next seating?  We have, and it didn’t take long to figure out we could create a romantic dinner for two at home with far less hassle and a lot more intimacy.

Are you tempted to try something different, skip the crowded restaurants, but not sure you can pull-off a sweetheart dinner at home?

Ingredients

  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks, 1½-inch thick
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 large sea scallops, rinse and pat dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus -- ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Read the whole recipe on Savoring Today