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Sous Vide Maryland Style Steak Oscar Recipe

Sous vide maryland style steak oscar

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This is the perfect surf and turf dish! In true Maryland style, I used jumbo lumb crab and lots of old bay to put a new twist on this classic steak recipe. Even better - with the tenderizing benefits of cooking sous vide, I was able to cook cheaper sirloin steaks to the tenderness of filet mignon. This one is a winner!

*BERNAISE NOTE: Alternately, if you only have one circulator, the Béarnaise can be made using only a blender. First, microwave the butter in a glass measuring cup until it is melted. Combine all the other ingredients in a blender and process for 5-10 seconds until well mixed. With the blender on high speed, slowly drizzle in the hot butter in a thin stream; it will thicken almost immediately. This sauce can be held in the sous vide bath until ready to serve.


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Sous Vide Maryland Style Steak Oscar Recipe

  • Published: September 19, 2021
  • By Mike La Charite, CEO, International Sous Vide Association
  • Total Time: 8-10 hours and 147°F (63°C) for 1 hour
  • Cooks: 134°F (56°C) for 8-10 hours and 147°F (63°C) for 1 hour
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients for Sous Vide Maryland Style Steak Oscar

  • For the Steak

  • 2 sirloin steaks
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • For the Old Bay Béarnaise

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Penzeys Air Dried Shallot Powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • For the Crab Topping

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces jumbo lump crab
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
  • To Finish

  • Steamed asparagus
  • Fresh tarragon leaves
  • Old Bay seasoning
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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Maryland Style Steak Oscar

For the Steak

Preheat your water bath to 134°F (56°C).

Season the steaks on both sides to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Vacuum seal the steaks (or use the water displacement method) then cook for 8-10 hours.

For the Old Bay Béarnaise

Preheat another water bath to 147°F (63°C).

About an hour before the steaks are finished, combine all ingredients in a Mason jar or zip top freezer bag and place in the water to cook for 1 hour. 

After searing steaks, remove from the water bath and empty ingredients into a blender (or use an immersion blender in the Mason jar). Process until emulsified. 

This sauce breaks quickly - so make sure you do this just before serving. *You can also do this using the blender method - see note below.

For the Crab Topping

While your cast iron pan is pre-heating, heat olive oil in another small pan over medium heat. 

Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds. 

Add the crab, lemon juice and Old Bay, and cook until just heated through.

To Finish

Preheat your cast iron pan as hot as you can get it. 

Remove the steaks from the bag and dry well. 

Sear steaks on the first side for 30 - 45 seconds. If you want, you can use a torch to brown the sides while the bottom sears. 

After 30 to 45 seconds, flip the steaks and sear for another 30 to 45 seconds or until nicely browned.

To Assemble

Place some steamed asparagus on a plate. Place one steak on top of the asparagus. Add half the crab mixture on top of the steak, then cover with a couple tablespoons of Béarnaise. Garnish with extra tarragon and a sprinkle of Old Bay.


Want more like this? Our comprehensive book Champions of Sous Vide is a great collection of more than 70 sous vide recipes from two dozen top sous vide cooks.


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