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Asparagus Steak Oscar Surf and Turf Meal

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Looking for that perfect surf and turf meal? Behold, Steak Oscar to the rescue with a side of asparagus. This oscar style steak will please your steak and seafood cravings in a heartbeat! Juicy seasoned steak topped with fresh crab, and a creamy sauce that will bring this dish to a close.

steak oscar on a blue plate on table

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I wanted to create a dish that would make the perfect stay in dinner that can make you and your loved ones feel special. We are not really into going out and fighting a crowd. So making something extra special is the perfect way to make our night enjoyable and a little different than our normal everyday meals.

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Better Than Restaurant Quality Steak Oscar

Steak Oscar truly is the king of surf and turf, or if you prefer queen! I have had steak and shrimp often, but this was something new to use crab, and boy was it a treat. The meats pair nicely and the creamy sauce was so delicious it was hard to resist licking the plate!

What is Steak Oscar

Oscar Style steak means that you have a steak that is topped with crab and a bearnaise sauce. The bearnaise sauce is butter and egg yolks that create this rich and creamy sauce.

Variations of Steak Oscar 

  • Can easily swap it with chicken or go traditional and do veal
  • Skip the asparagus and use fresh green beans or no vegetable at all. 
  • You can get rid of crab meat and use shrimp or lobster in replace

 What To Serve With Steak Oscar 

  • Bread or dinner roll to help soak up any juices or sauce leftover 
  • A light potato side (what most restaurants use) 
  • Simple side salad
  • A glass of your favorite wine
  • Or skip pairing it with anything and dive in! 

 

What is the difference between hollandaise and bearnaise sauce?

Many get confused between the two sauces. The difference between a hollandaise and bearnaise sauce is that bearnaise is more acidic. Hollandaise is made with lemon juice, and bearnaise also gets seasoned with tarragon and shallots. It offers more flavor than a hollandaise which is a bit blander.

steak oscar crab What do you use Bearnaise sauce on?

You can use Bearnaise sauce on so many dishes. I love it topped on a steak oscar but you can also use this on any other meats like chicken, or even a fish that is plainer on seasoning.

How do you make Bearnaise Sauce

Making bearnaise sauce is pretty easy to do. One thing I have found is you want to make it right before serving, or it can begin to break down. So, take that into account as you are making your sauce to pour over your delicious crab topped steak recipe.

Start by taking your white wine vinegar, wine, and onion and tarragon and bring to a boil in a pan. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until it reduces. Recipe to simmer and scoop off any foam or solids that develop after you add in your butter. Allow to cool, then strain and remove your leaves.

Don’t get scared, the process is easy to do, and the sauce really makes this dish outstanding in flavor.

Tips for Making Steak Oscar

  • Use a cut of steak that you prefer. Just ensure it is a steak that will cook down and become tender. Flatirons, filet mignons, rib eye cuts are all great. You can talk to your local butcher to find a steak cut that works. You don’t have to be boxed into a certain type of cut.
  • When cooking your steak, cook it to your preference. If you like it rarer than cook like that. I prefer a more medium to well-done steak but you can adjust to your liking.
  • Fresh crab meat is best but you can always buy canned crab. It will adjust in the flavor but buy what you have available in your area.

How to Make Steak Oscar

Follow my recipe below for a steak oscar that will leave you wanting it again, very soon!

Ingredients for Steak Oscar

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 shallot or small onion, minced
  • 1 sprig tarragon, plus more to garnish
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-4 steaks of choice
  • 3-5 stalks asparagus per steak
  • 4 oz crab meat per steak

Directions for Steak Oscarbearnaise sauce for steak oscar

 

  1. Start off by preparing the bearnaise sauce.making steak oscar sauce
  2. Combine the white wine vinegar, white wine, onion, and tarragon in a small pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and continue simmering until the liquid is reduced to just 2-3 Tablespoons of liquid.
  4. While the liquid is reducing, melt your 3/4 cup butter and scoop off any milk solids/foam that comes to the surface. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. When the reduction is done, strain out any onions and tarragon leaves.
  6. Place a double boiler on the stove, or a pot that a glass or metal bowl can fit comfortably on top of. Also, fill a deep pan (that the asparagus can fit into) with water and place on the stove. Bring both of the waters to boil as you prepare the steaks.
  7. Season the steaks and place 1 Tablespoon butter and oil in a heavy pan (like a cast iron skillet) and let the oil-butter mixture get hot before adding the steaks. Sear on each side until browned, and then cook through to your preferred level of doneness.
  8. Remove the steaks to a plate to rest as you finish up the bearnaise and Blanche the asparagus.
  9. Place the asparagus in the boiling water and reduce to simmer.
  10. Place the egg yolks in the bowl and whisk in the white wine reduction.
  11. Slowly whisk in the butter, incorporating as you go. Do not allow there to be standing butter at any time – this process can take 3-5 minutes to fully incorporate the butter.
  12. Taste and season the bearnaise, as needed.crab steak oscar
  13. Assemble the steak oscar by placing a steak on each serving plate, top with a tablespoon of bearnaise, 4 oz of crab meat, 2 Tablespoons of bearnaise to cover the crab meat, 3-5 stalks of asparagus, and a final tablespoon of bearnaise.
  14. Garnish with tarragon and serve immediately.
steak oscar crab

Steak Oscar with Asparagus

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Behold, Steak Oscar to the rescue with a side of asparagus. This oscar style steak will please your steak and seafood cravings in a heartbeat!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 shallot or small onion, minced
  • 1 sprig tarragon, plus more to garnish
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-4 steaks of choice
  • 3-5 stalks asparagus per steak
  • 4 oz crab meat per steak

Instructions

  1. Start off by preparing the bearnaise sauce. Combine the white wine vinegar, white wine, onion, and tarragon in a small pan and bring to a boil.
  2.  
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and continue simmering until the liquid is reduced to just 2-3 Tablespoons of liquid. While the liquid is reducing, melt your 3/4 cup butter and scoop off any milk solids/foam that comes to the surface. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4.  
  5. When the reduction is done, strain out any onions and tarragon leaves.
  6.  
  7. Place a double boiler on the stove, or a pot that a glass or metal bowl can fit comfortably on top of. Also, fill a deep pan (that the asparagus can fit into) with water and place on the stove. Bring both of the waters to boil as you prepare the steaks.
  8.  
  9. Season the steaks and place 1 Tablespoon butter and oil in a heavy pan (like a cast iron skillet) and let the oil-butter mixture get hot before adding the steaks. Sear on each side until browned, and then cook through to your preferred level of doneness.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steaks to a plate to rest as you finish up the bearnaise and Blanche the asparagus.
  12. Place the asparagus in the boiling water and reduce to simmer.
  13.  
  14. Place the egg yolks in the bowl and whisk in the white wine reduction.
  15. Slowly whisk in the butter, incorporating as you go. Do not allow there to be standing butter at any time - this process can take 3-5 minutes to fully incorporate the butter.
  16. Taste and season the bearnaise, as needed.
  17.  
  18. Assemble the steak oscar by placing a steak on each serving plate, top with a tablespoon of bearnaise, 4 oz of crab meat, 2 Tablespoons of bearnaise to cover the crab meat, 3-5 stalks of asparagus, and a final tablespoon of bearnaise.
  19. Garnish with tarragon and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: steak
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Saturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 367mgSodium: 612mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 31g

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What to Serve With Steak Oscar

We reach for asparagus but if you are not a fan, opt out and eat without a veggie or substitute. We have even done grilled peppers or even mushrooms in the past. While it isn’t traditional it is still delicious as can be. You can’t go wrong!

steak oscar surf and turf on plate

Have you ever made a homemade steak oscar before?

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