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seared scallops and grilled flank steak on a white plate with a green salad on the side

Surf & Turf Grilled Flank Steak and Seared Scallops

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Fusion


This 30-minute Surf & Turf Valentine’s dinner is easy and elegant. Grilled Flank Steak and Seared Scallops are sure to WOW and make any evening special!



For the marinade:

  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds flank steak, cleaned of fat
  • 16 large sea scallops
  • Cooking spray


Make the marinade:

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small glass bowl.
  2. Whisk together until well combined. Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade. Set both aside.
  1. Place the flank steak in a large glass baking dish, or plastic sealable baggie. Pour the marinade over the flank steak and let marinate for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Remove the small muscle from the sea scallops. Place the scallops in a glass bowl and pour the marinade over to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the steak and scallops from refrigerator and let it get to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  4. Pat the steak and scallops with a paper towel to remove most of the moisture.
  5. For the flank steak: Using an outdoor grill, or grill pan, coat with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Grill the steak for about 6 minutes each side, or until cooking to medium. Test with a meat thermometer,
  6. Remove steak to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Slice the meat across the grain.
  7. For the scallops: Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sear the scallops until just done, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  8. Place the reserved marinade in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer, keeping marinade warm.
  9. Serve the flank steak and scallops on a plate with a side of greens, or your vegetable of choice!


  • Letting the flank steak and scallops marinate in this flavorful Asian marinade is key to the flavor in this dish. Don’t rush it!
  • Patting dry the flank steak and scallops before grilling will ensure nice grill marks and a perfect sear!
  • Make sure the grill pan and cast iron pan are very hot before cooking! Use a meat thermometer to make sure the flank steak is perfectly cooked to your liking.
  • Save some of the marinade for heating and drizzling over the dish!
  • Serve this with your favorite side salad or vegetable of choice.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 4.8 g
  • Sodium: 1161.6 mg
  • Fat: 12.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 55.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.9 mg

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