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Crab Oscar Topping for Steaks

Crab Oscar Topping for Steaks

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American BBQ, Fusion
Servings 4 People


  • 1 pound lump crab meat (white)
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk, finely chopped (omit if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons creme fraiche (or regular sour cream)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (Tobasco sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Set aside or in the fridge to add later.
  • In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add chopped shallots and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium to medium-low heat. Add garlic, cook for another 30 seconds. Add crab, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, hot sauce and stir around until crab becomes good and warm; about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and place mixture into a bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture and stir through. Serve immediately on top of freshly grilled steaks.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days after preparation.


Image by: stu_spivack/Flickr