Main Meal Recipes > Oysters

Oysters are molluscs which in modern times are regarded as something of a luxury. About 150 years ago oysters were much more more common along the coasts of Britain and where therefore cheap. They were often added to other dishes such as beef pies and puddings and not regarded as luxurious in any way. Here is a recipe you can try:

Carpet Bag Steak Recipe


about 4 oysters
8oz rump steak, 1 inch thick
freshly ground black pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Cut into the thickness of the steak to make a pocket.
- Fill this with oysters seasoned with pepper.
- Fry or grill according to taste.

See also:
Oyster Fritters
Oyster Loaves