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Oyster blade beef

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We deliver within the Melbourne Metropolitan area. If you live in the outer suburbs, please check your suburb below before ordering:

Banyule

Includes: Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Eltham North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna, St Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North, and Yallambie.

Bayside

Includes: Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, and Sandringham.

Boroondara

Includes: Ashburton, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Deepdene, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, Mont Albert, and Surrey Hills.

Brimbank

Includes: Albanvale, Albion, Ardeer, Brooklyn, Cairnlea, Calder Park, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kings Park, St Albans, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes, and Tullamarine.

Cardinia*

Includes: Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, and Clematis.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Casey*

Includes: Beaconsfield, Berwick, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Junction Village, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield South, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, and Narre Warren South.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Darebin

Includes: Alphington, Bundoora, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, and Thornbury.

Frankston

Includes: Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Sandhurst, Seaford, and Skye.

Glen Eira

Includes: Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond, and St Kilda East.

Greater Dandenong

Includes: Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale, and Springvale South.

Hobsons Bay

Includes: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, Spotswood, South Kingsville, Williamstown, and Williamstown North.

Hume*

Includes: Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Diggers Rest, Fawkner, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Keilor, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Tullamarine, Westmeadows, and Yuroke.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Kingston

Includes: Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes, and Waterways.

Knox

Includes: Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Sassafras, Scoresby, The Basin, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna, and Wantirna South.

Manningham

Includes: Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood North, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, and Wonga Park.

Maribyrnong

Includes: Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray, and Yarraville.

Maroondah

Includes: Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Heathmont, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Vermont, Warranwood, and Wonga Park.

Melbourne

Includes: Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands, East Melbourne, Flemington, Kensington, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Parkville, Southbank, South Wharf, South Yarra, and West Melbourne.

Melton*

Includes: Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Diggers Rest, Eynesbury, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, and Truganina.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Monash

Includes: Ashwood, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South, and Wheelers Hill.

Moonee Valley

Includes: Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, North Melbourne, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, and Travancore.

Moreland

Includes: Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Fitzroy North, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, and Tullamarine.

Mornington Peninsula**

Includes: Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Capel Sound, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale, Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong, and Tyabb.

**Deliveries to Mornington Peninsula are on Wednesdays only.

Nillumbik*

Includes: Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake West, North Warrandyte, Nutfield, Plenty, Research, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean, and Yarrambat.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Port Phillip

Includes: Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, and Windsor.

Stonnington

Includes: Armadale, Glen Iris, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak, and Windsor.

Whitehorse

Includes: Balwyn North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont, and Vermont South.

Whittlesea*

Includes: Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Epping, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea, and Yan Yean.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Wyndham

Includes: Cocoroc, Eynesbury, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Mambourin, Mount Cottrell, Point Cook, Quandong, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, and Wyndham Vale.

Yarra

Includes: Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, and Richmond.

Yarra Ranges*

Includes: Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Chirnside Park, Ferny Creek, Gruyere, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Sassafras, Tecoma, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin East, Wandin North, Wonga Park, Yarra Glen, and Yering.

*We only deliver to the above suburbs in this council area.

Around the globe, oyster blade beef has long been a respected and beloved beef cut. Thanks to its ubiquity and affordability, it is a regular part of dishes around the world, from Korean beef stir fry to oyster steak with French onion sauce. There's virtually no part of planet earth where people eat beef where they do not also eagerly consume the oyster blade.

This is not the case with Peter Bouchier. We provide oyster blade beef that's succulent and delicious at a very reasonable price. If you want quality oyster steak, start by checking out our products and recipes below.

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What you want in oyster blade beef

On the hunt for exceptional oyster blade beef? To obtain the best culinary results, you need to start with an outstanding butcher. Here at Peter Bouchier, we consider ourselves to be butchers of distinction. Our grass-fed oyster blade beef comes directly from leading Victorian and NSW farms with the most exacting standards, as do all our beef cuts. We believe that by partnering with the best suppliers, working with a highly skilled team and pursuing excellence in everything we do, we can provide the best tasting oyster beef in Melbourne.

Popular for cooking low and slow on the BBQ, our oyster blade beef stays moist by slowly breaking down the delicate marbling of fat throughout the muscle. It's equally at home being served up as a delicious and budget-friendly medium-rare steak. The world really is your oyster with this cut of beef!

If you're looking to buy oyster blade beef, here are our tips for what to look for:

  • Choose oyster blade that shows decent amounts of marbling throughout. Intramuscular fat will ensure the meat stays moist and juicy when cooking  
  • Seek out a cut with good red colouring and a solid texture.
  • Fat should be white. Discoloured fat may be an indication that the beef cut is not fresh.
  • Support local when you can.
  • Grass-fed may be more expensive than grain-fed beef but is generally considered healthier, lower in fat and lower in calories.
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Frequently asked questions

What is oyster blade beef?

Oyster blade beef is a cut of beef from the shoulder. It is a flavourful cut that is quite tough, due to gristle, which lends itself to incredible succulence when properly cooked.

How should I cook my oyster blade cut?

This will depend on the recipe you are following. If you're slow cooking oyster blade beef, a useful tip is to season and sear it using a pan first. This will help it become tender and elevate the meat to a new level of deliciousness.

How can I make oyster blade more tender?

There are a number of tips and tricks for making your blade steak more tender, like:

  • Slice against the grain when preparing your cut
  • Physically tenderise
  • Use a marinade
  • Salt the meat
  • Allow the meat to rise to room temperature first
  • Employ a slow cooking method
  • Rest the meat after cooking and before eating

What are some great oyster blade recipes?

Oyster blade cuts are a mainstay of dishes all throughout the world, striking as it does a balance between taste and cost. Below you'll find some of the standout recipes in which it's used.

  • Oyster steak with French onion sauce
  • Ginger, honey and soy oyster blade roast
  • Mexican slow-cooked beef burritos
  • Beef rendang
  • Carne asada tacos
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Wakame-braised oyster blade cut
  • Korean beef stir fry
  • Slow-cooked oyster steak Massaman curry
  • Oyster blade steak with chimichurri and hasselback potatoes

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