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Asparagus Steak Oscar Recipe
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Asparagus Steak Oscar Recipe

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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.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Asparagus Steak Oscar in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p40

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Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"This is an excellent recipe. It has become one of my favorites and the flavors are amazing. Instead of boiling my asparagus, however, I spread them out on a foil lined baking sheet, season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, and you will have the most perfectly cooked asparagus ever."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Very simple and tasty."

Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"My son made this for me and and his wife for Mothers Day. It was fabulous! A very delicious gift."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"easy recipe to prepare and my husband loved it"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I wrapped the tenderloins in bacon and before grilling and used Hollandaise instead of bernaise.

This was definitely a great combination! Keeper recipe."

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