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Sweetheart Steak with Lobster Ceviche

Sweetheart Steak with Lobster Ceviche

By Traeger Kitchen

Up the ante—and the romance with meat. With a heart-shaped rib-eye and succulent lobster ceviche, your Valentine's weekend is bound to be scrumptious.

Prep Time

35 Min

Cook Time

15 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1 (20 oz) boneless strip steak or rib steak, butterflied into heart shape
2 Teaspoon kosher salt
2 Teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tablespoon finely chopped raw dark chocolate
1/2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1/2 Pound lobster tail meat, thinly sliced
1 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 Cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
1/2 Bunch cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)


  • 1

    For the Sweetheart Steak: Draw a large heart on a piece of cardboard, shaped to the size of the meat selected. Cut out the cardboard heart shape, then trim the meat into the heart shape.

  • 2

    Combine salt, pepper, chocolate, and olive oil in a small bowl. Place on top of the cut steak.

  • 3

    Cut the raw lobster tail, remove meat, and chop.

  • 4

    In a separate medium bowl, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, and jalapeño.

  • 5

    Toss in the lobster meat; ensure it is completely submerged in the liquid. Let the lobster soak for 30 minutes. The citric acid actually cooks the lobster meat.

  • 6

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 7

    If you prefer to have fully-cooked meat, grill the lobster in the shell for 3 to 5 minutes at 350°F. Remove from the grill, then toss with lemon juice, lime juice, jalapeño, and cilantro (optional).

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 8

    Increase the Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 9

    Place the steak directly on the grill grate and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until you’ve reached the desired doneness. Remove from grill.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 10

    Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve lobster ceviche over steak. Enjoy!

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