surf and turf


: seafood and steak served as a single course

Examples of surf and turf in a Sentence

We both ordered the surf and turf.
Recent Examples on the Web One such recipe is her delicious take on surf and turf. The View, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023 Lunch took place on the yacht, with a private chef preparing a surf and turf platter. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Estévez specializes in a form of extreme surf and turf: squid come stuffed with cockscomb, sweet red shrimp conspire with the lip-smacking riches of pig’s feet. Matt Goulding, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2023 The star of the lot marries surf and turf: Crisp shrimp toast and caramelized pork belly share their stage with flavor pumps including kimchi and sweet-mustardy tomato jam, as entertaining as anything that might be playing across the street at the AFI Silver Theatre. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 In 1953, the station was converted into a small inn, and later to a restaurant, which now serves delicious raw bar items plucked straight from the nearby sea alongside fish tacos, lobster rolls, surf and turf platters, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 8 Aug. 2023 The main events are the pastas and wood-fire pizzas along with a surf and turf section. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2023 American favorites, such as surf and turf, salads and wraps, are menu mainstays. La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 1 May 2023 The Highway 1 roadhouse bar — a hot-spot for motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts — features barbecue, surf and turf and craft cocktails. People Staff, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surf and turf was in 1961

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“Surf and turf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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