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Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

This Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan is amazing! Tender, juicy grilled Ribeye steak is topped with seasoned grilled shrimp and savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce. This is a copycat recipe except we swapped out sirloin steak for Ribeye and grilled the shrimp instead of pan-frying. Ready in just 30 minutes!

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

We have swapped out sirloin for Ribeye and grilled the shrimp instead of pan-frying.

Applebee's Copycat Shrimp and Parmesan Steak on a plate.
Applebee’s Copycat Shrimp and Parmesan Steak

Why I love this recipe

The Parmesan cream sauce is delicious and very versatile! Try pouring it over your chicken, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables.

This low-carb dish is the ultimate surf and turf meal for two, ready in just 30 minutes.

This dish goes great served with this Mashed Potato Casserole for Two, these Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes, or these Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes for Two.

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

heavy cream

shredded Parmesan cheese

dried basil

Salt and pepper to taste

Ribeye steaks

shrimp, or prawns (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)

butter

Old Bay Seasoning

Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Equipment used in this recipe

How to make Shrimp Parmesan Steak

Step 1 – If you’re grilling the shrimp on wooden skewers soak the skewers in water first for about 20 minutes while the sauce cooks.  Click here for Bamboo skewers.

For the Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Step 2 – Heat cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium-low, for about 20 minutes, stirring often.

heavy cream cooking in a pan.
Shrimp Steak Sauce

Step 3 – Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper.

Parmesan Steak Sauce cooking in a pan.
Parmesan Steak Sauce

Step 4 – Lower heat and keep warm while you prepare the steak and shrimp.

For the Steak

Step 5 – Season the steak to your preference. We like just salt and black pepper as the sauce has great flavor already.

two ribeye steaks seasoned with salt and pepper on a plate.

Step 6 – Cook the steaks either on the stove in a frying pan or outside on the grill, until done to your liking. These 1/2-inch thick steaks took about 4 minutes per side on our gas grill. We like ours done to medium rare.

two ribeye steaks cooking on a gas grill.

For the Shrimp

Step 7 – At the same time, add the shrimp to the pre-soaked skewers. I buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined, and sometimes with the tails already removed.

Step 8 – Melt the butter in the microwave for approximately 20 – 30 seconds and brush it onto the shrimp.

Step 9 – Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.

raw shrimp on skewers on a plate seasoned with old bay seasoning.

Step 10 – Grill the shrimp over medium high heat, or pan fry, until pink and opaque flipping over halfway through, about 2 minutes on each side.

shrimp on skewers cooking on a gas grill.

Step 11 – Place the juicy steaks on plates, top with the grilled shrimp, and then the creamy Parmesan sauce.

Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan on a plate.
Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

Pro Tips

I buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined, and sometimes with the tails already removed.

The cheese sauce is delicious and very versatile, try it over chicken, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables!

Recipe FAQ’s

What do you top steak with?

We top this ribeye steak with seasoned grilled shrimp and savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce.

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Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan on a plate.

Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

This Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan is amazing! Tender, juicy grilled Ribeye steak is topped with seasoned grilled shrimp and savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce. This is a copycat recipe except we swapped out sirloin steak for Ribeye and grilled the shrimp instead of pan-frying. Ready in 30 minutes!
4.50 from 124 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 1107 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Ribeye steaks (8 ounce each)
  • ½ pound shrimp, or prawns (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • If you’re grilling the shrimp on wooden skewers soak the skewers in water first for about 20 minutes while the sauce cooks. Click for Bamboo Skewers.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium-low, for about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm while you prepare the steak and shrimp.
  • Season the steak to your preference. Cook either on the stove or outside grill, until done to your liking. For our 1/2 inch thick steaks, we cook them on a gas grill for 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
  • At the same time, add the shrimp to the skewers. Melt the butter in the microwave for approximately 20 – 30 seconds and brush it onto the shrimp. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Click for Old Bay Seasoning. 
  • Grill the shrimp over medium-high heat, or pan fry, until pink and opaque flipping over halfway through, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Place the grilled steak on a plate, top with the grilled shrimp, and then the Parmesan sauce.

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Notes

  • I buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined, and sometimes with the tails already removed.
  • The cheese sauce is delicious and very versatile, try it over chicken, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 1107kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 74gFat: 88gSaturated Fat: 49gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 448mgSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 900mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2365IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 476mgIron: 5mg
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