Monday, April 13, 2009

$25 Outback Gift Card Giveaway & Recipe

If you’re like me you have a daily struggle with eating out and saving money. I love eating out but hate looking at the bill when it comes. Luckily many restaurants are now offering menu options for us cost observant customers.

In February Outback launched a new menu – 15 meals under 15 dollars. Matt and I love Outback and ordered off this new menu last month. Options start at $9.95 and they have something for everyone including my favorite, a classic steak. (Boring I know but it’s just so good).

Not only are the traditional Outback items available at a great price they’ve also beefed up their selection by adding new options in this promotion. Some of the most popular options are:

Savory Pepper Mill Steak: Thick slices of New York Strip Steak (cooked to order) encrusted with cracked black pepper and topped with a savory brandy cream sauce. Served atop golden potato wedges.

Sweet Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin: Sliced slow-roasted pork Tenderloin drizzled with a sweet tangy glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh steamed French green beans.

Ribs and Alice Spring Chicken: a 1/3 rack of savory fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs paired with a tasty 5oz grilled chicken breast topped with bacon, honey mustard sauce, sautéed mushrooms, Monterey Jack and Cheddar. Served with Aussie Fries.

Shrimp en Fuego: Large crispy shrimp, sliced mushrooms and fresh tomatoes in a spicy, creamy sauce. Paired with fresh steamed French green beans.


You can download the new menu HERE

Outback has also generously offered up the recipe for their Crab Stuffed Shrimp (pictured above). Now you can have Outback any day of the week without having to leave your home and best of all the recipe is so easy even I could do it.

“Crab Stuffed Shrimp”

Stuffing:
¼ pound Butter
¼ pound Diced Onion
¼ pound Diced Celery
1 ½ tsp. Chopped Garlic
2 Tbs. Sliced Green Onions
¼ tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
1/8 tsp. White Pepper
1 cup Bread Crumbs
¼ pound Lump Crab Meat

1. Place sauté pan over medium heat. Place butter in the pan and allow to melt.
2. Place onions, celery, garlic, green onions, and seasonings in pan and cook for 6-8 minutes.
3. Place mixture into a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Caution: Mixture will be HOT.
4. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl adding bread crumbs and drained crab meat. Fold in with a spatula until blended.

Lemon Pepper Butter:
½ cup Water
2 Tbs. Flour
1 ½ Tbs. Lemon Juice
½ pound Butter
1 tsp. Lemon Pepper Spice
1. Combine water, lemon juice, flour and seasonings in a sauce pan.
2. Over high flame, whisk until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
3. Slowly add softened butter in small amounts until all is blended.

Cooking Shrimp:
1. Butterfly shrimp.
2. Place flour in a container and toss shrimp until completely coated.
3. Deep fry shrimp at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes.
4. Place 1 Tbs. of hot stuffing onto each cooked shrimp.
5. Drizzle 1 Tbs. of Lemon Pepper Butter over each shrimp.

Serve and Enjoy!!!!!


On to the Giveaway

On Our Way has partnered with Outback so now you can let someone else pick up the tab. In celebration of their new menu Outback is offering one of my readers a $25 gift card so you can try out any of their new menu items.

The giveaway will run until midnight Saturday, April 18th.
There are five different ways to enter and you can do one or all of them for extra entries, but please leave a new comment for each entry and make sure to leave a way for me to contact you.


1. Check out the new Outback menu HERE and leave a comment with your favorite dish.

2. Blog about this giveaway and/or recipe – link back to your blog post for your entry

3. Add my blog button (top left side bar) to your side bar – leave a comment letting me know where you stuck it.

4. Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway – make sure to leave me your twitter name in the comment

5. Sign up for my email or rss feeds (top left side bar) and let me know about you did in a comment or if you’re already a subscriber.
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186 comments:

Shel said...

I'd love to try the Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin.

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Kelli said...

Roasted filet tenderloin... mmmm!
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Candice said...

I am looking forward to trying that shrimp recipe,I am signed up for emails
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hazel said...

actually, the Crab Stuffed Shrimp sounds really good!

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Thao said...

I like that they have a gluten free menu. I like the Victoria's filet. I get that every time.

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SiSi said...

I'd love to try the crab stuffed shrimp!! It looks so delicious :O

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Annette said...

The Sweet Glazed Pork Tenderloin sounds amazing--great comfort food!

Anonymous said...

Alice Springs chicken and ribs!
I'm glad they have lowered prices--they needed to! The food is great but not if you can't afford it.
Renee
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Anonymous said...

The Pepper Mill steak looks delicious! Thanks.

Denise

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Linda Shifflett said...

I would probably try the Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin, however, everything looks delicious.
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Emily E. said...

I love their Rack of Lamb, but want to try the filet wedge salad!

Marie said...

Mmm! So many to choose from but I think I want to try the Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla and the Baby Back Ribs.

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Teresa said...

The Shrimp En Fuego looks delicious. I'm a huge shrimp fan! Thanks for this giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

I like the grilled chicken on the barbi.

Melissa
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Jen said...

I usually go for the same old steak, but when I am in a chicken mood, I choose the Alice Springs Chicken.

Shannon said...

I have noticed this trend at restaurants and I am so glad. I LOVE Outback. I would love to try the Bloomin' Burger.

Kim said...

I would like to try the Filet Tenderloin & Stuffed shrimp. YUM!!!

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Ellen C. said...

The alice springs chicken quesadilla sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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reaping joy said...

Outback is my favorite restaurant & I love their Outback Special, but off the new menu, I'd probably choose the Pepper Mill Steak.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Beth
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Melinda said...

Crab stuffed shrimp is on my list to try. Being dairy free for the sake of my baby makes it tough to go out and eat, not to mention the expense. But this would be great for my family!

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Clarissa said...

Ribs & Alice Springs Chicken looks amazing.

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summer said...

I would like to try the savoury pepper mill steak. YUM!!

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Shannon said...

The sweet glaszed roasted pork tenderloin looks yummy! I usually order the alice springs chicken, so this would be something different!

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Superjaxster said...

I'd have to get the roasted filet tenderloin. I just can't go to Outback without getting some sort of steak!

Peggy said...

The crab stuffed shrimp would be my first choice, but come on, it's all SOOO good : )

Leilani said...

The shrimp en fuego looks amazing. Thanks!

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mrigell said...

I haven't had it, but the crab stuffed shrimp look amazing!

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Yelowflower said...

I am pretty boring too, I like the classic sirloin steak, with no spices, just the flavor of the meat cooked right....aahhh, now I'm getting hungry!!!

thanks to you both


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Tamara B. said...

I would love to try their delcious looking Alice Springs Chicken Quesadillas. Great new menu with great affordable prices.
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Keitha said...

I would love to try the ribs and alice sprong chicken!

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Brandy said...

I think the Shrimp en Fuego would be wonderful. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Ben's Mommy said...

The alice Spings Quesadilla has my tummy growling!
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Ben's Mommy said...

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Anonymous said...

Sweet glazed roasted port tenderloin looks delicious!!!
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Jodi Faye said...

I'm a dessert girl so bring on the Sweet Adventure Sampler Trio!

Janelle said...

I like the sound of Sweet Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin! Thanks for the giveaway!

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rebecca said...

I'd really like to try the Shrimp En Fuego or the Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin. Yummmy. I'm hungry already!

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Sadiana! said...

My favorite dish from the Outback is the Grilled Chicken and Swiss Sandwich. Sure, it's simple, but it's also delicious!

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Amy said...

I'd like to try the No Rules Parmesan Pasta or Baby Back Ribs.

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Anonymous said...

I love the ribeye and baked potaoe with a salad
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sfremgen said...

I love their chicken cesar salad. They make the dressing from scratch and it is wonderful

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Christine said...

I'd like to try their savory pepper mill steak.
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Tiffany said...

It's hard to choose a favorite. It all sounds *so* good! The new dish that I'd like to try most would probably be the sweet glazed roasted pork tenderloin. Mmm!

Tiffany
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Nichola said...

The Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla looks wonderful. Bacon, cheese, chicken, YUM.

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Ohh I love Outback! They have the BEST mashed potatoes ever! From their new menu creations, i think the sweet glazed roasted pork tenderloin sounds great!

Rachel said...

I would love to get the chicken & shrimp combo. I would love to have two different tasty items without having to clean up all of those pans!

Kristy said...

The Savory Pepper Mill Steak looks yummy!

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Elizabeth said...

Teriyaki Sirloin sounds delicious!
Thanks,
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Amanda said...

I love the Alice Springs Chicken. It's my absolute favorite.

Thanks!

Selinda said...

No Rules Parmesan Pasta!

Thanks,

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Anonymous said...

i love the grilled chicken on the barbie and the blooming onions.


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Tracey said...

Shrimp en Fuego - Shrimp is one of my favorite foods and it sounds delicious with the mushrooms and tomatoes!

Anonymous said...

the Classic Roasted Filet Wedge Salad looks awesome!

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Pat said...

I would like to try the Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla.
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Jay said...

Alice Spring Chicken and ribs!! Yummy. Always crave ribs but so expensive!
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Anonymous said...

Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin 4 sure

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bigbinder said...

What a fun contest! Thanks for the recipe, it looks amazing. I would love to try the Bloomin' Burger. My sister wants to go soon actually because she can't eat wheat and said their gluten free menu is supposed to be really good!

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Nicole said...

I love the blooming onions, even though it's probably not very healthy.

Stephanie said...

I'd love a classic New York Strip steak! Thanks scg00387 at yahoo.com

Joy said...

My favorite (and I am glad that they kept it) is the blomin' onion. LOVE IT!!!!

tiki said...

I love crab, I love shrimp,,,so i know i would love the Grab Stuffed Shrimp....yummy.

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Kacie D said...

That new Savory Pepper Mill Strip Steak looks delish on the menu page! Pregnancy sure does make meat look extra enticing!

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Sue D said...

I would like to try the Ribs and Alice Springs Chicken.
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Anna B. said...

I love a good French dip, so theirRoasted Filet Sandwich sounds awesome!!

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dctm said...

Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin would be my choice

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EDRing said...

The Crab stuffed Shrimp look fantastic.

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Chris in TN said...

Crab is one of my all time favorites so I'd have to say the crab stuffed shrimp would be the first thing I'd like to try!

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Dana said...

Roasted filet tenderloin-sounds so good
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Anonymous said...

The roasted fillet tenderloin. this sounds good right now.

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Lyda said...

My favorite is Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla

Thanks for the giveaway

Kimberly said...

I do love the Bloomin' Burger but the new Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla looks delicious! Like really want to go tomorrow delicious :)

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Allison said...

I want the Aussie Cheese fries! Yum!!
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cdmtx said...

great giveaway Meg !!

the Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin sounds so tasty :)


thanks bunches ...

Anonymous said...

The Alice Springs Chicken sounds good right about now.



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camper223 said...

even though I have never ate ate the outback and have wanted to maybe with their new menu I can.
I would choose sorry i love steak
Victoria’s Filet®
The most tender and juicy thick cut filet. For maximum flavor, add a Blue Cheese or horseradish crumb crust.

Thank you

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camper223 said...

I'm a twitter follower
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yellow said...

mmm.. a gluten-free Bacon Cheeseburger sounds yummy about now! Thanks for the entry!

Melissa said...

The Alice Springs Chicken Quesadillas sound good especially since I love alice springs chicken.

Shawna said...

I've never been to Outback, but the Shrimp en Fuego sounds out of this world! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Shawna said...

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Jami said...

We always have to get a Bloomin' Onion, but I'd like to try the No Rules Parmesan Pasta!

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z. Smith said...

The Savory Pepper Mill Steak is my favorite!

Thick slices of New York Strip steak (cooked to order) encrusted with cracked black pepper and topped with a savory brandy cream sauce. Served atop golden potato wedges.

Heather said...

I always love their bloomin' onion, but the crab-stuffed shrimp looks new and YUMMY.

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LoisS said...

Lots of things sound great but I'd say Crab Stuffed Shrimp and the Blooming Onion

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Heather said...

Gotta do the Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie. Hello, and welcome to my mouth!

The Allen Family said...

Oooo.... I think I'd get the ribs and alice spring chicken WITH the sweet adventure sample trio.

Swtlilchick said...

I would love to try the Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin.It looks so yummy

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Tiffany said...

I would love to try the peppermill steak

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