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Surf and turf refers to any combination of seafood and meat. Using a square closeable fish basket for your barbecue, place fish fillets between layers of bacon and onions - you won't believe something so simple is this gorgeous!

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 500g (16 oz) sliced streaky bacon or pancetta
  • 1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 4 (100g) fillets red snapper or red mullet, bones removed
  • 1 dash soy sauce, or to taste

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30min

  1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat.
  2. Open fish basket, or similar wire cooking basket, and line one side with strips of bacon, leaving a 1.5cm (1/2 in) space between slices. Cover the layer of bacon with a layer of onion rings. Place the fish fillets on top of the onion. Cover fish with more onion, then strips of bacon over the onion. Close the basket, and lightly sprinkle with soy sauce.
  3. Place the basket on the hot grill, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until the bacon is just cooked through. Remove from grill, and open the basket. Place a similarly sized plate upside down onto the food, and flip the basket and plate over so that the food is on top of the plate. Lift off the basket, and serve.

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This meal was great for a warm summer night. My fiance and I had a neighbor over for dinner and we all really enjoyed it! My fish rack for the BBQ wasn't big enough, so I ended up making a big foil pouch. I cooked it on one side for 10 minutes and then 8 on the second side. When we split the pouch open the bacon was cooked but not enough, so we threw it on the grill for a minute or two then chopped it up and sprinkled it over the cooked fish. (FYI - 1 pound of snapper / rock fish is about 5 fillets) Delicious. We served it with the Fresh Tomato Salad recipe, (also found on this which was a perfect pairing. YUM! We'll definately make again!-09 Jul 2005


The bacon gets crisp with a nice barbeque flavor, the onions soften and caramelize a little, and the fish gets steamed to perfection in the middle with bacon and onion juices! We all loved this dish and will whip it up again for company next time.-18 Jul 2004

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While a meal like this may seem difficult for beginners, we have tracked down the perfect recipe which takes no longer than 30 minutes to create from scratch.

Serve with a sweet white wine, or even a fruity sangria if you’re feeling festive!

1 medium yellow onion (diced)

2 ripe tomatoes (peeled and diced)

8 ounces littleneck clams

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

  1. Combine the chicken stock and saffron threads into a pot of hot water, and let it simmer.
  2. Heat a large pan of medium-heat, and add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until the entire mixture is soft, then add the diced tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the rice, and keep stirring the entire mixture.
  3. Combine the warm broth and cook until it reaches a light boil. Cook the rice uncovered for an extra 10 minutes before adding the mussels, clams, and prawns with an aluminium cover over the pan.
  4. Turn the heat off, and let the entire mixture simmer for a few more minutes – this is essential since all the flavours will be extra rich and tasty.

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Tournedos Louis Armstrong

Here is yet another creative variation on the “surf-and-turf” theme: shrimp and tournedos. Chef Armand Jonte suggests a variation of placing the corn pancake on top of the tournedo, keeping the pancake crisper. Multiply the recipe as necessary for the number of servings you need.


  • Corn Pancakes
  • Ear Corn - 1, shucked
  • Egg - 1
  • All-Purpose Flour - 3/4 cup
  • Corn Flour (meal) - 1/2 cup
  • Heavy (whipping) cream - 3/4 cup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • Green Onion - 1, chopped
  • Red and Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 cup, diced
  • Clarified Butter - 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Tournedos
  • Beef Tournedos - two, 4- to 4-1/2-ounce
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil - 1/3 cup
  • Shrimp - 2 large, peeled and butterflied
  • Creme de Cassis Sauce
  • Unsalted Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Shallots - 3, diced
  • Creme de Cassis - 1/3 cup
  • Beef demi-glace - 1/2 cup
  • Unsalted Butter - 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Unsalted Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Asparagus - 6, long spears, tough part removed, blanched


To make the pancakes: Cut the kernels form the corn. Blanch in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving the water. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients except the corn and clarified butter. Process until well blended. Stir in the corn and thin with some of the reserved corn water if necessary.

In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the clarified butter and cook the pancakes, using 1/4 cup of batter for each, for about 2 minutes, until the edges are firmed and holes appear in the top side. Flip and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.

To make the tournedos: Rub the tournedos with salt and pepper. In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the tournedos for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium rare. Transfer to warm plates. In the same skillet, saute the shrimp for 1-1/2 minutes, or until pink and opaque set aside.

To make the sauce: In a medium saute pan or skillet, melt the butter and saute the shallots for 1-1/2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the cassis, heat, avert your face, and light the mixture with a long match, shaking the pan until the flames subside. Add the demi-glace. Simmer for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes, or until reduced by one third. Swirl in the butter and strain through a fine-meshed sieve.

To serve: Melt the butter in a medium saute pan and saute the asparagus until reheated. Place three asparagus spears across the center of each plate. Place a pancake on one side of the asparagus on each plate and place a tournedo on top of each. Spoon sauce over the tournedos, and across the open sides of the plates. Top each tournedo with a shrimp.

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Tradition be damned. This quick Italian sauce suddenly goes with everything.

Vitello tonnato. Pronounce it, as an Italian would, trippingly off the tongue. Translate the traditional dish into English — veal with a tuna-flavored mayonnaise — and that initial mellifluous charm fades fast.

"It's such a delicate dish, but such specific, strong flavors," British chef Ruth Rogers said. "Once you start describing it, it becomes more complicated than it is." That's why, on the menu of London's River Cafe, this antipasto from Italy's Piedmont region comes with no description. It probably doesn't need one she's been serving it there, unchanged, since 1987, when she opened the restaurant with Rose Gray .

Vinny Dotolo, the Los Angeles-based chef and restaurateur, considers vitello tonnato a forerunner of surf and turf. "You get that brininess, but tuna carries a bitter quality with it in a weird way," he said. "And I think that's a good thing." At Jon & Vinny's, the modern pizza joint he opened with partner Jon Shook, he presents the tonnato without the vitello, or any other meat. A recent visit found the sauce — made of anchovies, capers, lemon, egg yolk and olive oil — spooned over wood-grilled shishito peppers garnished with sesame seeds.

Dotolo is one of many chefs taking creative liberties with the dish and, more specifically, its fish-enriched condiment. Like other sauces — bagna cauda, chimichurri or romesco, to name recent examples — it appears to be having its meme moment. Where before people applied the flavors of Caesar dressing to everything from kale to potato chips, now they tonnatize with abandon. It has been swooshed onto seared swordfish and raw tuna. About 10 miles from Jon & Vinny's, at Bestia in downtown Los Angeles, there is a crostino topped with veal tartare and, you guessed it.

Lately, the thing to do is to pair it with vegetables, which is Dotolo's preference. He has seen it with regular bell peppers, green beans, beets and — one he strongly recommends — chicories. "Tomato tonnato" has an especially nice ring to it and is another natural fit. In his 2017 cookbook "Six Seasons," chef Joshua McFadden of Portland, Ore., includes a slightly adjusted version of the sauce he eschews the anchovies for a mellower, cleaner bite. It shows up in four of his recipes — with charred broccoli, sugar snap peas, radishes and string beans. Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine in San Francisco alter tonnato more aggressively in the cookbook named for their restaurant: Dried mushrooms and garlic put in an appearance, and potatoes are deployed as a thickening agent. The resulting sauce goes down first on the plate to become a fixing point for blanched Brussels sprouts leaves showered with shaved bottarga. At Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, those flakes of gray mullet roe and the tonnato accompany the same vegetable, with a notable difference: The sprouts are fried for crispiness.

Rolando Beramendi, an importer of Italian specialty foods based in San Francisco, is less than thrilled with the "very strange things" being done to the iconic Italian dish. "I think they are using the word tonnato for anything that's a mayonnaise with tuna in it. . . . This is a prime example of a recipe that has lost its meaning," he lamented over email. As the title of his new cookbook, "Autentico," might indicate, he is an unabashed classicist.


What a fascinating recipe ! Good to see some interesting matters emanate from the Covid tragedy For me in far Down Under such suggestions are especially welcome . . . as I commented to Mad Dog but a few days back - many of your recipes combine ingredients in different ways to ours. Now, frozen octopus definitely cannot be found in our supermarkets but one can usually access fresh . . . and I love cooking with that. So, a second Spanish recipe is ready for me in the kitchen . . . fun !! I love watching cookery shows on TV - sadly the European ones do not travel but we get all of the very good British and many Canadian ones besides a plethora from our own food-crazy country . . .

Eha: The Portuguese, too, have their mar y montaña, with the famous "pork with clams." And, many paellas in Spain are mixta, chicken/rabbit plus shellfish, making them a good example too. There's a link to that food program above--perhaps you could watch it on the internet.

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