How’d you like your steak? The answer is, any way you want; wet aged, dry aged, rubbed, marinated, raw or pulehu’d – great steaks take center stage at the best restaurants in America. Whether your preference is prime USDA, Kobe from Japan, Wagyu from Australia, or even forage fed and raised here in Hawaii, a great steak is an evening’s most accessible luxury.

Jason Miyasaki is the executive chef of d.k’s Steak House, and oversees the only dry aging room in Hawaii.

We asked him for the recipe for one of the restaurant’s most luxurious dishes, Steak Oscar.

“Grilling the steak is the easy part,” says Jason. “The dish gets technically difficult when it comes to making the Béarnaise. You can pan sear the steak or grill it – just keep it medium rare. And while the blue crab can be expensive, it’s worth it.”

The trick to this succulent steak and seafood? “Watch the eggs,” says chef. ” Keep the egg hotter than the butter, otherwise it will scramble.”

Cool for breakfast. Not for nighttime.

Steak Oscar and Filet Mignon

Recipe courtesy d.k’s Steak House Waikiki.

For the Steak

* 1 8 oz. filet mignon Lightly oil both sides of the steak and season with salt and pepper. Grill both sides until preferred doneness.

Béarnaise Sauce

* 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
* 2 tsp. shallots
* 1 tsp. fresh tarragon
* 1 egg yolk
* 1 tsp. lemon juice
* 1 tbsp. butter
* pinch cayenne pepper
* pinch salt and pepper

In a pan, simmer red wine vinegar, shallots and tarragon until almost dry and set aside. In a mixing bowl, whip egg yolk over a pot of simmering water until the egg yolk turns bright yellow and fluffy. While mixing slowly add butter to egg yolk. Remove from heat and add vinegar, shallots and tarragon to the egg yolk mix. Add lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.

Asparagus

* 3 asparagus spears Quickly cook the asparagus in a pot of boiling water for about 15 seconds, remove and cool with ice. (blanch)

Crab Cake

* 1 oz. blue crab meat
* 1/4 tsp. chives
* 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
* 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
* 1/2 tbsp. panko
* 1 pinch salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and fold gently. Adjust seasoning as needed. Portion into a patty, and in a pan on low heat, cook on both sides

Assembly

Place the steak on a plate, lay asparagus on top of the steak. Place crab cake on top of the asparagus. Cover crab cake with Béarnaise.

d.k Steak House
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
808-931-6280

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