Valentine’s Meal, Nonna Style!

Nonna ordered an Omaha Steak Valentine’s Package for Valentines. The meal was easy to prepare and down right delicious!

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Valentine's Meal, Nonna Style!

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Several things are being cooked and prepped together. The most difficult part is timing everything to be ready at once. Each item is EASY to cook.
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  • Omaha Valentine’s Day Special (came with 2 steaks, 1 package large shrimp, 1 cheese cake and 2 hash browns servings) – (See Notes 1 & 5)
  • 2 Fresh Garlic Cloves (you will have to mince them or use already minced garlic).
  • 1/2 Cup Goat Butter
  • Lemon Juice
  • Gumbo Daddy’s Cajun Seasonings
  • Dan Pastorini’s Garlic and Herb Seasonings
  • Dan Pastorini’s Texas Style Rub (Steaks Only)
  • Jacobsen Chili Salt (Shrimp Only)
  • See Note 2 for a few alternate seasonings suggestions


  1. Sprinkle Dan Pastorini’s Garlic & Herb seasonings & his Texas style Rub, and Gumbo Daddy’s Cajun Seasonings on the steaks. (both sides).
  2. Heat a frying pan or grill – needs to be HOT to sear.
  3. Put 2 tbsp butter in frying pan or on a grill once it is hot.
  4. Immediately following the butter, put the steaks on top of the butter.
  5. Sear steak for 1.5 minutes, turn steak 45° and sear 1.5 minutes.
  6. Flip steak and repeat step 3 above.
  7. Place both steaks in a pre-heated oven (400°F) for 5ish minutes or until steak meets your desires (rare, medium-rare, well done…) (See Note 3)
  8. “Tent” the steaks (cover with aluminum foil) and let sit for 10ish minutes.
  9. In a different frying pan, add 1/4 cup butter and garlic.
  10. Melt butter and brown garlic over a medium heat (don’t forget to mince the garlic cloves first)
  11. Add peeled shrimp (See Note 4)
  12. Add Dan Pastorini’s Garlic and Herb Seasonings, Gumbo Daddy’s Cajun Seasonings, and Jacobsen Garlic Salt.
  13. Sprinkle some lemon juice over the shrimp.
  14. Flip the shrimp once when they turn white.
  15. Shrimp will cook quickly. When it is white on both remove from heat. Shrimp tastes rubbery when over cooked.

Note 1: Omaha Valentine’s Day Special (came with the cheese cake and the hash browns). Just search the interwebs (internet) using “Omaha Steaks.”

Note 2: Here is a list of alternative spices for the steak and shrimp: Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasonings, Slap Your Mama Cajun Seasonings, Salt & Pepper, Lemon Salt (shrimp only), Lemon Pepper Seasonings (shrimp only), Garlic Salt (shrimp only), Capers (shrimp only). You could also marinate the steaks before cooking or serve with your favorite steak sauce, but that is for another recipe/video.

Note 3: Nonna didn’t pay as much attention to oven time as she did to the steak’s core temperature. She aimed for 130°F-140°F. She removed the steaks from the oven at 140°F and “tented” or covered with aluminum foil for 10 mins (because Nono said so 🙂 ).

Note 4: You can turn the burner up, but watch the shrimp carefully as they will cook fast.

Note 5: Follow the directions on the package for cooking the hash browns.

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