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.
CORAL REEF CRAB DIP
Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
3 tablespoons old bay seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups Gouda cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 lb crab meat (rinsed and cleaned)
8 oz. corn (drained)
1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except for shredded cheeses, crab, corn and peppers.
Fold in shredded cheeses then gently fold in crab meat, corn and peppers. May be refrigerated or frozen for later use at this point. To serve, heat in microwave or regular oven, stir when warm, top with additional shredded cheese and heat a short while more for a crusty top. Best served with garlic Pita or bagel chips or thin Italian toast pieces.