Carpetbag steak


Carpetbag steak

Beefbox
name = Beef Cuts



caption =
beefcut = Rib
steaktype = Scotch fillet
footnotes = Also known as: "Delmonico steak, scotch fillet, beauty steak, market steak, Spencer steak, Entrecôte"

Carpetbag steak is a uniquely Australian dish that was first popularised in Sydney, around 1950.

It consists of an end cut of scotch fillet steak, served standing up like a miniature mountain. Pockets in the meat are made by small cuts, into which oysters are stuffed and sutured with toothpicks. As the dish is broiled, the flavour of the fresh oysters permeates the steak and blends with the juice of the tender meat. A strip of bacon may be wrapped around the serving and surrounded by peeled and browned baby potato halves.

Most steak and oyster lovers have one of two reactions to this dish — either delight or disgust. In a scene from Richard Condon's novel "The Manchurian Candidate", the villainous Eleanor Shaw Iselin eagerly consumes a carpetbag steak, while her son Raymond Shaw remarks on the vulgarity of both the dish and the diner.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • carpetbag steak — noun : a thick piece of steak in which a pocket is cut and stuffed (as with oysters) * * * carpetbag steak noun A beefsteak stuffed with oysters • • • Main Entry: ↑carpet …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpetbag steak — noun Date: 1958 a thick piece of steak in which a pocket is cut and stuffed (as with oysters) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carpetbag steak — /ˌkapətbæg ˈsteɪk/ (say .kahpuhtbag stayk) noun a thick piece of tender steak with a pocket cut in it, stuffed with raw oysters, and then pan fried or grilled …   Australian English dictionary

  • Steak — A steak (from Old Norse steik , roast ) is a slice of meat, typically beef. Most steaks are cut perpendicular to the muscle fibres, improving the perceived tenderness of the meat. In North America, steaks are typically served grilled, though they …   Wikipedia

  • List of recipes — Recipes by categoryAlbanian cuisine:Albanian vegetable pie: article, :Baked lamb and yogurt: :Baked leeks: :Bean Jahni soup: :Elli s veal or chicken with walnuts :Fërgesë of Tirana with peppers: :Fërgesë of Tirana with veal: :Fried meatballs:… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuisine of Gower — The cuisine of Gower, a peninsula in south Wales, is based on ingredients grown, raised or collected on or around the peninsula. The cuisine is based on fresh ingredients with recipes based around a fish or meat dish. The peninsula was virtually… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste d'essais nucléaires — Cet article recense des essais nucléaires. Sommaire 1 Listes 1.1 Par pays 1.1.1 Résumé 1.1.2 Chine 1.1.3 …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.