The Outback Steakhouse is one of the most popular food joints for people who love steaks. As famous as the Suburu, Keystone, Uluru and Ayers Rock, the Outback steak is known for its rich flavor and its perfectly marinated steaks. Apart from the main dish, however, there are plenty of appetizers and side dishes which make a meal at the Outback Steakhouse enjoyable. But since dining out at the steakhouse is not an option for people with budget constraints, here’s how you can create your own Outback Steak.
- Prepare the meat. The best meats to use for your Outback steak are filet steaks or rib eye steaks. These are available in most grocery shops. Choose the freshest meat available, and make sure that the animal from where the steaks are taken is young and supple. The meat should be red and juicy.
- Marinate. As with any steak, the key is the marinade that will add the distinct flavor for the steak. To get the exact taste which the Outback Steak has, you need to combine 8 teaspoons of salt, 8 teaspoons ground black pepper, 4 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Combine all of these ingredients in a small bowl and allow the steak to marinate. Rub the ingredients on all the sides of the steak. To allow the flavor to seep and penetrate deeper into the steak, allow the marinade to work overnight. You can also use the marinade for barbecues.
- Cooking. After allowing the marinade to be absorbed into the steak, you can cook the steak in a pan with some oil. You can use butter to add more flavor, or olive oil if you are looking for a healthier dish. Use medium heat while cooking. To create seared edges, you can press a spatula onto the meat for several seconds.
- Sauce. Another distinguishing taste that the Outback Steakhouse has mastered is the perfect sauce to accompany the steak. You can recreate the Outback Steakhouse sauce by combining two tablespoons Cajun powder, ¼ cup of olive oil, 4 sprigs of thyme, 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1/8 cup malt vinegar, 4 sprigs chopped parsley, 3 minced cloves garlic, and 5 ounces vinaigrette. Combine together, and allow to settle for an hour before serving. You can create large batches of the Outback Steakhouse sauce and store these in the refrigerator, as long as you follow these proportions.
Finally, you can top off the steak with a side dish, such as the famous sweet potato served in the steakhouse. You can make your own by rubbing sweet potatoes with shortening, before adding in some kosher salt. Afterwards, bake the spuds for 45 minute to an hour, until the potatoes are soft and tender. The temperature should be 350 Fahrenheit. Halve the potatoes and serve with butter and honey, as well as some cinnamon.