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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 a savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce. This is a copy cat recipe.

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.

Steak and Shrimp Parmesan for Two Applebee's Copycat surf and turf on a plate
Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

Why I love this recipe

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

This low-carb dish is the perfect easy surf and turf romantic dinner 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

  • 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 the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, 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 the 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 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 half way through, about 2 minutes on each side. Click here for Old Bay Seasoning.

shrimp on skewers cooking on a gas grill.

Step 11 – Place the grilled steak on a plate, top with the grilled shrimp and then the Parmesan sauce.

Shrimp Parmesan Steak on a plate.
Shrimp Parmesan Steak

Recipe FAQ’s

What do you top steak with?

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

Steak and Shrimp Parmesan on a plate
Yield: Serves 2

Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan has tender, juicy grilled Ribeye steak topped with seasoned grilled shrimp and a savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce. This is the perfect easy surf and turf recipe for two, ready in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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 for Bamboo Skewers.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower heat and keep warm while you prepare the steak and shrimp.
  4. 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.
  5. At the same time, add the shrimp to skewers. Melt the butter in the microwave approximately 20 – 30 seconds and brush it onto the shrimp. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Click for Old Bay Seasoning. 
  6. Grill the shrimp over medium high heat, or pan fry, until pink and opaque flipping over half way through, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Place the grilled steak on a plate, top with the grilled shrimp and then the Parmesan sauce.

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 Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 910Total Fat: 72gSaturated Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 475mgSodium: 1713mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 59g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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