Jeff Mauro’s Steak Oscar with Stone Crab and Grilled Asparagus is displayed, as seen on Worst Cooks in America, Season 23.
Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Steak Oscar with Stone Crab and Breezy Béarnaise Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Breezy Béarnaise Sauce:


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Place the steak onto a sheet tray lined with a rack and season generously with kosher salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and cook until the temperature registers 115 to 120 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the steak, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside to rest.
  4. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil and kosher salt and pepper to taste. Place onto the grill and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Flip and cook until the asparagus is tender but still has some texture, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the grill and slice on a bias into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Toss with the lemon zest and juice and kosher salt and pepper to taste.
  6. To serve, plate the steak and top with the stone crab meat. Smother with the Breezy Béarnaise Sauce. Serve alongside the lemony asparagus. Garnish with flaky sea salt.

Breezy Béarnaise Sauce:

  1. Slowly melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan with the shallot and 2 sprigs of the tarragon. Once fully melted, keep warm and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tarragon sprigs.
  2. Place the white wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and egg yolks into a blender and blend until just combined, about 10 seconds. While the blender is still running, slowly stream in the warm, melted butter through the top hole until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the chopped leaves of the remaining tarragon and adjust the seasoning with more lemon juice and kosher salt to taste if needed.