What would you do-oo-oo, for some surf and turf?

Leftover Dungeness Crab is heavenly but what better way to celebrate the celestial crab with a seared Wagyu tenderloin topped with lightly buttered crab, accompanied by roasted potatoes, and hominy spoonbread.  Who knew something so decadent and rich could be so simple to prepare at home.

The Whiskey Marinade was perfect.  The addition of brown sugar created succulent seared marks from the cast iron skillet on the beef, sealing in the juices.  I always bring beef to room temperature because it is far easier to cook perfect steaks.  Having the steaks rest at room temperature an hour before grilling and then grilling four minutes on each side created a beautiful medium-rare, more rare than medium, which I personally prefer.

Whiskey-Marinated Tenderloins

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Lorrie Hulston Corvin

1/4 cup bourbon

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3 garlic cloves, minced

10 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 1/4 inches thick)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking spray

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add beef to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Remove beef from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle beef evenly with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Hominy Spoonbread

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Cooking spray

1 1/2 cups diced onion (about 1 large)

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 (15.5-ounce) cans golden hominy, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup (2 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened

3 cups 1% low-fat milk

1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 additional eggs)

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt (I would add at least 3/4 teaspoon salt as I felt it was lacking with only 1/4)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until golden. Set aside.

Place hominy in a food processor; process 1 minute or until finely ground.

Combine cheeses in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add milk, egg substitute, and eggs; beat well. Add hominy, sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; stir well. Stir in onion mixture. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until set.  (I had to bake mine for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.)


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