Outback Steakhouse, Inc. runs one of the largest casual steakhouse chains in the United States, Outback Steakhouse. The chain consists of more than 600 Australian-themed restaurants in 47 states and several countries. The dinner-only restaurants serve moderately priced entrees such as seasoned steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta. The chain's signature, however, is an appetizer, the 'Bloomin' Onion.' The company also runs the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain, which includes about 70 dinner-only restaurants offering moderately priced Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. is also involved in two emerging restaurant chains: an upscale steakhouse called Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and another upscale chain called Roy's Restaurants, which features 'east-west' cuisine and was founded by celebrated chef Roy Yamaguchi.
Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe
8 ounces chopped onions
8 ounces chopped carrots
1/2 ounce diced fresh parsley
4 ounces bacon, chopped
4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
5 pounds canned chopped clams, drained
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon ground white pepper
1/2 tablespoon finely-ground black pepper
1/8 cup salt
36 ounces heavy whipping cream
1 gallon milk
1 tablespoon shrimp base
12 ounces butter
12 ounces flour
You will probably want to reduce the amount of each ingredient proportionately for a smaller finished product.
Over a medium heat, cook down onions, carrots, parsley and bacon for about 20 minutes. Meantime, steam potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain clams and reserve 1 quart clam juice. Set aside. Add cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper and salt to the onion-veggie mixture. Add heavy whipping cream, milk, reserved clam juice, and shrimp base and allow to come to boil. In a smaller pot, melt butter and slowly add in flour to form roux. Once veggie mixture is boiling, add roux and thoroughly stir. Turn off heat and add clams. Add potatoes. Serve.