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Asparagus Steak Oscar

 Asparagus Steak Oscar
By using fantastic ingredients such as beef tenderloin, crabmeat and fresh asparagus, Cindy Dorsett of Lubbock, Texas brings us her elegant meal. She writes, “Steak Oscar is a fine recipe combining the delicious taste of asparagus with only the finest of steaks around.”
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope bearnaise sauce
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound fresh crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick and 3 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Prepare bearnaise sauce according to package directions. Meanwhile,
  • place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over
  • 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender.
  • In a large skillet, saute crab in butter for 3-4 minutes or until
  • heated through. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in lemon
  • juice; keep warm.
  • Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat
  • for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness
  • (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium,
  • 160°; well-done, 170°). Top with crab mixture, asparagus and
  • bearnaise sauce. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet

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Asparagus Steak Oscar (continued)

Wine (continued)
Sauvignon
, Merlot or Syrah.