We’re in the middle of the barbecue season, and it only makes sense to talk about all the tools you would need to channel your inner pitmaster! Dalstrong’s carving knife sets are not only show-stopping but also make you feel like you’re in Atlantic City NJ, devouring the most elegant cuts of meat. So, ask your guests to come over to the grill from the outdoor seating, and stun them away.
In this blog, I’ll be talking about the most versatile pieces of culinary that can make your life a whole lot easier when you’re at the grill – A knife and fork set. Let’s get right into it!
1. What Is A Carving Knife And Fork Set And Why Do You Need One?
A carving knife and fork set is designed to cut and glide through large roasts and seafood delicacies. If you’re big on steak and seafood, you’ve got to bag one of these knife sets to cut and serve elegant, thin, and uniform pieces of meat to your guests. This set has an extremely sharp knife that helps anchor the meat, especially when you’re working on short ribs, filet mignons, lamb chops, braised short ribs, steak and seafood.
So, if you’ve got a large piece of brisket or corned beef at the table, a carving knife set will contour along the flat and point side. This makes it easier to carve and slice pieces without many arms or wrist fatigue. You can also carve the meat in a manner that would help it stay moist.
If you've noticed, a lot of private dining and cheese and seafood enthusiasts keep a set of carving knives and forks around during happy hour. This is so they can cut through dense cheeses like goat cheese or tough veggies like Brussel sprouts.
2. How To Use A Carving Knife And Fork Set On Popular Recipes
You can use a carving knife set to carve meats like filet mignon or short ribs. You can also use it for just about any steak and seafood delicacy like crabs or lobsters for scrumptious delicious crab cakes, jumbo lump crab cake, crab sliders, lobster spring roll, and mini desserts for a cocktail party or family-passed corn chowder, crab chowder, or crab cake sandwich recipe! You can carve thin slices of seafood for a serving of seafood risotto or shrimp cocktail. They’re also excellent for carving large veggies for a side of spring rolls.
Here’s how you would use a carving knife set on some infamous recipes.
- Once your brisket is well-rested after being cooked, choose a carving knife and fork of your choice.
- Choose a preferred angle of your choice and dig your fork into it to keep the meat from slipping and sliding.
- Slice in an oscillating way. (Remember, you don’t want to see or puncture the meat with the tip of the knife or the sharp edges of the fork).
- Cut against the grain of the brisket and through any tiny fibers.
- Use the fork to dig into a large part of the meat and begin slicing thin and uniform slices.
- Place the king lobster tails on a cutting board and hold the fleshy end of the tail where it connects to the body.
- Gently slit open the shell with the tip of a carving knife.
- To make thin layers of lobster meat, use a carving knife (without the fork), and use your index finger and ring finger to keep the meat in place.
- Make incisions on each side of the lobster that is an inch in thickness.
- Once you have strands of lobster meat ready, add them to a bowl of ice-cold water for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Messy Lobster Thermidor Bowl
Here’s how you would prepare a messy lobster Thermidor bowl with a carving knife and fork set.
- Place the jumbo lobster tails on a cutting board and hold the fleshy end of the tail where it connects to the body.
- Gently pull the veins out with the tip of a carving knife or the fork, whichever offers you a sturdy grip.
- Once the lobster tails are deveined, use a carving knife’s tip to roughly cut up the tail into 5 parts.
- Place them into a bowl with water, vinegar, and a splash of red wine for 15 minutes.
- Pat the tails dry after 15 minutes and use the fork to ‘mash’ or mince the meat for your lobster thermidor bowl.
3. Dalstrong Carving Knife and Fork Sets That You Need
You may have come across carving knife and fork sets if you’ve been to a fancy barbecue or if you’ve had a private dining experience. Here are some of Dalstrong’s best knife and fork sets to bring the experience of private dining to your home with show-stopping culinary. Plate elegant slices of veggies and meat with this carving knife set.
1. Carving Knife & Fork Set 9" Crusader Series
Whether you need to cut kernels from the cob to make a hearty side of corn chowder, or cut and slice pieces of short ribs and filet mignon, this 9-inch fork and knife set has got you covered! Made for both, the novice and professional in the kitchen. So, plate rustic pieces of goat cheese for your charcuterie board – Happy hour has never looked better.
- Full tang for added robustness.
- Stain-resistant, so cook creamy foods like seafood risottos or crab chowders with abandon.
- The blade length could be slightly overwhelming if you’re a newbie in the world of cooking.
- If you don’t make large roasts often, this knife could be overkill.
Got an elaborate spread of meats on the lunch menu? Well, the ergonomic handle on this knife set will make your life easy by holding the meat in place and giving you uniform slices of steak and seafood. This carving knife set is perfect for carving and making thin strips or strands of veggies for a side of spring rolls or a side of coleslaw for short ribs.
- The fork on this knife set is of the perfect size for mashing and mincing lobster and crabs for seafood risotto or crab cakes.
- Low in maintenance and cleans easily.
- If you prefer a handle that is made entirely with stainless steel, I suggest this 9-inch knife set from the Crusader series.
- If you’re looking for a carving knife to work on pre-cooked meats, you may benefit better from a slicing and carving knife.
This ultra-sharp carving knife with a fork is ideal for carving king crabs to make crab chowder or crab cakes. The fork has an ergonomic handle that helps carve meat without puncturing it.
- The blade has a hand-polished spine to an enhanced pinch grip.
- Using the tip of the carving knife, make a clean cut through the top of the bread when serving a hearty bowl of French onion soup.
- If you’re not big on rich meats or popular dishes like filet mignon, or steak and seafood, this knife set might not work for you.
- If you’re looking for a handle made entirely with stainless steel, this 9-inch fork and knife set from the Crusader series would work better for you.
The show-stopping appearance of this knife at the grill will make you feel like you’re at a restaurant in Atlantic City! We’re bringing the seafood restaurants in Atlantic city all the way to you with this 9-inch carving knife and fork set. Be it Brussel sprouts, goat cheese, or other popular dishes you want to try, this carving knife set will make your meats look so good, that you may think you’re sitting in a fancy private dining space.
- Plate the most eloquent slices of goat cheese and spring rolls with this carving knife set, thanks to its ultra-sharp blade.
- Place this stunning knife set in any outdoor seating area while you’re at the grill, and your guests will be swooning.
- Perfect for cutting into tough meats, fruits, or veggies, the ergonomic handle will help you do it all.
- Since this knife has a titanium-nitride coating, you may notice that it takes a couple more minutes to sharpen. But, it’s nothing our whetstones can’t handle.
- If you’re an occasional grillmaster, you may not put this carving knife set to use.
4. Frequently Asked Questions
What is a carving knife and carving fork?
A carving knife and fork is a pair of sharp culinary to carve and slice large pieces of steak and seafood, and other tough cuts of meat.
What is the best knife for carving?
A combination of a carving knife with a fork is an excellent piece of tool for carving meats, fruits, and veggies. They’re perfect for preparing spring rolls, crab cakes, and other steak and seafood delicacies. So, if you’re big on meal preps or planning a lunch menu with delicate meats, a carving knife set can make life easy.
What do you call a carving knife?
A carving knife which is also known as a slicing knife, can carve steak and seafood for dishes like crab chowder, seafood risotto, or filet mignon.
What is a carving knife and what is it used for?
A carving knife is a large knife with a razor-sharp blade. It is used to carve and slice large cuts of meat. A carving knife helps plate uniform, thin, and neat slices of meat.