Loaded Steak Fries with Shrimp is my idea of the best Surf and Turf Fries ever. When it comes to good eats, this hearty plate of fries is the ultimate snack food, main course or appetizer. Perfect for a backyard BBQ or a fun family dinner, this dish won’t disappoint!

Juicy steak, succulent shrimp and crispy fries topped with melted cheese and fresh toppings are an unforgettable combo. It’s a flavor explosion that’s guaranteed to satisfy your friends or family’s cravings for an epic food experience.

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Jump to the recipe card or keep scrolling to read my step-by-step instructions for making this fantastic dish. 

Why You’ll Love Delicious Steak Fries with Shrimp

First off, this loaded Surf and Turf Fries recipe is incredibly versatile. You can mix and match ingredients to suit your tastes. Whether you choose thick-cut fries or skinny, it’s still going to be good. Also, if you prefer a different cut of steak or want to add some extra spice, feel free to play around.

Surf and Turf Fries make for a tasty bite.

The Avocado Oil Spray makes getting that perfect crust on your steak and shrimp straightforward. Ultimately, the combination of steak, shrimp and fries is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, blending rich, savory flavors with a hint of freshness from the toppings.

And the best part? The quick cooking process makes the dish easy to prepare and ideal for weeknight dinners or special occasions. 

If you love loaded fries, you should also check out my Loaded Chili Cheese Fries, Loaded Steak Fries and my Buffalo Chicken Fries.

Loaded Steak Fries with Shrimp Recipe Ingredients 

  • Steak & Marinade – A good steak from the grocery store, either a whole skirt or flap steak, will be divided into manageable pieces. We’ll marinate it first with a favorite steak rub (or some taco seasoning), hot sauce, freshly chopped cilantro, lime and orange juice and some Chosen Foods Avocado Oil.
The steak is prepared for the loaded fries.
  • Shrimp & Marinade – Ultimately, the shrimp gets a spicy kick from achiote paste and insane flavor from more cilantro with a bit more avocado oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Types of Fries – When it comes to the crispy steak fries, you’ve got tons of options. Bake or fry up a batch of your favorite classic French fries, curly fries or make some homemade fries with your favorite large potatoes. 
  • Toppings – For the Surf & Turf Fries toppings, you’ll need melted cheese queso, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, guacamole, more chopped cilantro and finely chopped red onions. These fajita-inspired toppings undoubtedly add irresistible texture and freshness to the dish.

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How to Make the best Homemade Steak Fries

For homemade French fries, you can use any type of potato. Russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes all make some of the best steak fries. Slice the potatoes how you want. I tend to like frozen thin restaurant fries but if you want more rustic, thicker fries, you do you. Soaking them for 30 minutes in water with a little baking soda first gives crispy edges. The soda draws the starch to the surface, leading to better browning and a crispier texture. Make sure to pat them dry with paper towels after soaking. 

If you want to bake them instead of frying them, follow these simple steps. The crispy fries with a nice crispy outer layer will be perfect for any loaded steak fries recipe.

  1. Grab a whole potato and slice into thick potato wedges and then repeat for as many fries as you need.
  2. Spread them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  3. Season them with garlic powder, onion powder, a bit of black pepper and then a bit of cayenne pepper.
  4. Spray with avocado oil or drizzle on some of the Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Olive Oil blend for more flavor.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan until golden brown.

How to Make Delicious Fries with Steak & Shrimp

Start by preparing your steak marinade. In a large bowl, combine your favorite steak rub, hot sauce, chopped cilantro, lime juice and then some orange juice. Mix thoroughly and slather over the steak, which already has a Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray coating. Cover the baking dish with the steak and then refrigerate for at least four hours, but overnight is best to let the flavors meld.

The steak is marinated overnight.

The next day, prepare your shrimp. In another bowl, mix achiote paste, chopped cilantro and then some avocado oil spray. Add the shrimp, mix well and then let it all marinate for about 15 minutes. Drain any excess marinade before cooking.

Please Note

You do not want to over marinate the shrimp. The citric acid in the marinade will start to cook the delicate shrimp meat. Letting it marinate for 15 minutes allows the marinade to impart its flavors onto the meat while also tenderizing it. If you let it sit too long, you risk the shrimp meat breaking down too much… Which is less than ideal.

The shrimp marinate for 15 minutes before cooking.

Preheat your grill to a high temperature of around 400 degrees F. Grill the steak for about four minutes per side until it reaches medium-rare doneness (about 120 degrees F internally). Let the steak rest once it’s done.

Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet or plancha over the fire with a bit more avocado oil. Cook the shrimp in the skillet for 2-3 minutes until they curl into a “C” shape.

The steak finishing on the grill and then getting sliced on a cutting board.

Once the steak has rested, slice it against the grain and then cube it. Now you’re ready to assemble your tasty Surf and Turf Fries. Start with a layer of cooked fries on a large platter. Drizzle melted cheese queso over the fries, then add another layer of fries and more queso. Top with the cubed steak, shrimp, chopped cilantro, red onions, sliced jalapeños, sour cream and then some tasty guacamole.

Finally, serve the loaded fries immediately and watch them disappear! Cheers! 

The loaded steak fries with shrimp are assembled.

What to Serve with Loaded Steak Fries with Shrimp

Loaded steak fries with shrimp are a meal in themselves, however pairing your Surf and Turf Fries with the right sides and frosty beverages can totally elevate your dining game. A garden salad with a light vinaigrette adds a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors, while a tangy coleslaw with shredded cabbage and carrots in a zesty dressing balances out the savory goodness. And don’t forget the cold beer!

More Surf and Turf Goodness

loaded steak fries with shrimp Leftovers & Reheating Instructions

If you somehow end up with leftovers, store the fries and toppings separately in airtight containers in the fridge. To reheat, spread the fries on a baking sheet and then warm them in the oven at 350 degrees F until they’re crispy again. Reheat the steak and shrimp in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. Assemble as before and enjoy.

This is the fries version of loaded nachos.

If you’re hungry for more, check out some of my favorite Grilled Steak Recipes and Grilled Shrimp Recipes!

FAQs

Can I use a different type of steak?

Absolutely! Feel free to use whatever cut of steak you prefer. Ribeye, sirloin or even filet mignon would work great in this recipe. If you use a more tender steak cut, you can skip the marinade.

What if I don’t have achiote paste for the shrimp?

You can substitute achiote paste with a mixture of paprika, garlic powder and a touch of vinegar for a similar flavor profile.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You can definitely cook the steak and shrimp a day ahead and then reheat when it’s serving time. Cook everything just before serving to ensure the fries remain crispy.

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Loaded Steak Fries with Shrimp

Steak Fries with Shrimp is my idea of the best Loaded Surf and Turf Fries ever. When it comes to the best things I can make on my backyard grill, this hearty plate of fries ranks high on my list. So freakin' delicious!
Author:Derek Wolf
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinade: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

Steak & Marinade:

Shrimp & Marinade:

  • 1-2 lbs Shrimp peeled, deveined & tail off
  • 2.5 tbsp Achiote Paste
  • 2.5 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
  • Salt to taste

Fries:

  • Cooked French Fries
  • 2-3 cups Melted Cheese Queso
  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Red Onions

Instructions 

  • In a large food safe bowl, add all the ingredients for the beef marinade and mix thoroughly. Add your steak into the marinade, mix, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • The next day, add your shrimp to a food safe bowl and add the marinade ingredients. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 15 minutes, then drain the excess marinade and set aside.
  • Preheat your grill to high temperature about 400 degrees F. Spray the grated with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil for better sear marks.
  • Add the steaks to the grill first and cook for about 4 minutes per side until medium rare (about 120 degrees F internal). When the steaks are done, pull off and let rest.
  • Next, add a cast iron skillet or plancha over the fire with some oil. Add your shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until done (having a “C” shape instead of an “O” shape). Pull off once done and set to the side.
  • Slice up your steak against the grain then cube it and get ready to make the nachos!
  • Begin building your fries with one layer of cooked fries and a drizzle of nacho cheese. Follow that with another layer of fries and nacho cheese. Top with your cubed steak, shrimp, chopped cilantro, chopped red onions, sliced jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

How to Make Homemade Steak Fries
For homemade French fries, you can use any type of potato. Russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes all make some of the best steak fries. Slice the potatoes how you want. I tend to like frozen thin restaurant fries but if you want more rustic, thicker fries, you do you. Soaking them for 30 minutes in water with a little baking soda first gives crispy edges. The soda draws the starch to the surface, leading to better browning and a crispier texture. Make sure to pat them dry with paper towels after soaking. 
If you want to bake them instead of frying them, follow these simple steps. The crispy fries with a nice crispy outer layer will be perfect for this dish.
  1. Grab a whole potato and slice into thick potato wedges and repeat for as many fries as you need. 
  2. Spread them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet. 
  3. Season them with garlic powder, onion powder, a bit of black pepper and a bit of cayenne pepper. 
  4. Spray with avocado oil or drizzle on some of the Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Olive Oil blend for more flavor. 
  5. Bake in a preheated oven on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan until golden brown. 

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 2.305mg | Potassium: 1.044mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1.03IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 657mg | Iron: 6mg

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Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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