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The classic brunch staple of steak and eggs gets fancy! The steak is served Oscar-style with asparagus, crab meat and Hollandaise sauce, with two sunny side-up eggs.
It's BrunchWeek time again, hosted by Terri of Love and Confections. This is my third year participating, because brunch is my favorite meal. We have several great sponsors this year, who've generously donated some wonderful prize packages, which you can read about on my giveaway page. Update: giveaway has ended.
Steak and eggs is a pretty classic brunch dish. Some may consider it "guy brunch food," but I (and I'm sure many other women) love a good steak. This steak and eggs, however, goes above and beyond. If you want to impress your brunch guests, make them this recipe.
When I learned that Michigan asparagus was one of our BrunchWeek sponsors, I wanted to incorporate asparagus into one of my dishes. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I considered an asparagus quiche, but my mind kept wandering to an Oscar-style burger shared by The Brewer and the Baker several years ago. I decided to adapt that into a brunch dish.
"Oscar style" means the food (steak in this recipe) is topped with crab and asparagus. Some say hollandaise is the classic sauce of Oscar-style, others say Bearnaise. Both sauces consist of egg yolks and butter, while hollandaise contains lemon, and Bearnaise contains tarragon and shallots. Both would complement the crab very well. I went with Hollandaise, as it is typically used in another brunch dish, eggs Benedict.
It's a lot to cook, and the Hollandaise must be made last. Make the steak, asparagus and crab first, and keep them in a 200-degree oven (place the crab in a baking dish covered with tinfoil) to keep them warm while you cook the eggs, then the Hollandaise. Then watch your brunch guests' jaws drop!
- 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
- Olive oil
- 16 oz boneless sirloin steak
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 8 oz jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
- 4 egg yolks
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with tinfoil.
- Spread trimmed asparagus on the prepared tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Toss to coat.
- Roast the asparagus for 10 minutes. Set aside, tent with foil to keep warm.
- Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet and set over medium-high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook the steak for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Set the steak on a plate to rest, tent with foil to keep warm.
- Melt the 2 tbsp of butter in the same skillet. Add the crab meat, and cook just until warmed through. Remove to a bowl, and add 1 tbsp of the lemon juice.
- Bring an inch of water to a simmer in a large saucepan. In a heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice until thick and pale yellow.
- Set the heatproof bowl over the simmering water (the bowl with the yolks should not touch the simmering water). Gradually drizzle in the melted butter, whisking continuously. Continue whisking until the sauce thickens. Season with cayenne and a pinch of kosher salt. Set aside and keep warm.
- Melt the remaining 4 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Carefully crack the 4 eggs into the skillet, taking care not to break the yolks. Cook until the whites are set, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
- Cut the steak in half. Place one half on each of two plates. Top with some of the asparagus and a generous spoonful of crab meat. Plate two of the eggs on the side and drizzle some of the Hollandaise sauce over the steak and serve.
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