Surf and Turf Stuffed Potatoes are topped with pan-seared steak and shrimp and homemade onion rings. These loaded potatoes are worth all the calories.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap potatoes individually in foil. Bake for 60 minutes or until they can easily be pierced with a fork or a sturdy toothpick. Prep the fillings while the potatoes bake.
- Place onion rings in a small, shallow bowl. Add 1 1/2 cup milk or just enough to cover onion. Let stand for 15 – 20 minutes. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning in a shallow container. Remove onion rings from milk and toss lightly in flour. Preheat about 1 inch of oil in a medium skillet on medium high heat. Fry onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain.
- Season shrimp with a pinch of salt and pepper. Preheat an 11-inch skillet on medium high heat. Melt 1 tbsp. butter. Add shrimp, cook until pink on the bottom, turning over after about 1 minute or so. Cook until pink the second side and opaque throughout. Remove from pan. Cover loosely.
- Season steak with onion powder, garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Using the same 11-skillet on medium high heat, melt 1 tbsp. (or so) of butter. Place strips of steak, flat and without overlapping, in skillet. Sear for about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook the second side for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Cover loosely then allow to rest while you prepare the remaining components.
- In a small pot on medium heat, melt 2 tbsp. butter. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add chives and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- To assemble potato: remove foil from hot potato and cut a triangular wedge off the top of both potatoes. Peel skin off the wedges and discard skin. Please the rest of the wedges in a shallow bowl. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the potato, leaving about 1/4 to 1/3-inch thick shell. Add the scooped out flesh to the bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and smash potato using a fork. Gently stir in melted butter mixture. Return the flesh back into the potatoes.
- Cut steak into 1/2-inch cubes. Chop shrimp into chunks. Add steak and shrimp to potato gently pressing on the filling to adhere. Top with fried onion rings (chop up large pieces, optional).
- If meat filling has cooled, lightly cover potato in foil, then bake in a 375 degrees oven for 10 minutes or until meat is hot to the touch.