Carpet Bag Steak (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saute pan, add the onions, celery, peppers, green onions, shallots, and garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the by leaves and Essence and saute for 2 minutes. Add the oysters, their liquor, and the water, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, saute for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Turn into a bowl, add the bread crumbs, and mix thoroughly incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Make a vertical incision in the side edge of each filet with a small sharp knife, and open up a pocket about three-quarters of the way into the meat. Sprinkle the remaining Essence all over the steaks. Stuff each steak with 1/4 cup of the oyster stuffing.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the filets and sear on both sides , about 3 minutes on each side. Finish the filets in the oven for about 5 minutes for medium rare. Place the potatoes plate with the filet on top. Spoon the sauce over the top and garnish with the fried oysters and green onions.
  4. Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  5. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  6. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  7. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2191.62 Kcal (9176 kJ)
Calories from fat 979.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 108.88g 168%
Cholesterol 401.67mg 134%
Sodium 17927.41mg 747%
Potassium 3648.42mg 78%
Total Carbs 230.05g 77%
Sugars 27g 108%
Dietary Fiber 34.68g 139%
Protein 133.29g 267%
Vitamin C 310mg 517%
Vitamin A 7.2mg 240%
Iron 385.2mg 2140%
Calcium 695.4mg 70%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 135.05 Kcal (565 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.71g 168%
Cholesterol 24.75mg 134%
Sodium 1104.69mg 747%
Potassium 224.82mg 78%
Total Carbs 14.18g 77%
Sugars 1.66g 108%
Dietary Fiber 2.14g 139%
Protein 8.21g 267%
Vitamin C 19.1mg 517%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 240%
Iron 23.7mg 2140%
Calcium 42.9mg 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 52.1
  • 62

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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