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Asparagus Steak Oscar

By using fantastic ingredients such as beef tenderloin, crabmeat and fresh asparagus, you can make an elegant dinner. Oscar-style steak is a fine recipe combining the delicious taste of asparagus with only the finest of steaks around. —Cindy Dorsett, Lubbock, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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 thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Top with crab mixture, asparagus and bearnaise sauce. Sprinkle with paprika.

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