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Old 03-19-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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Ostrich Recipe Needed

Hi me & my husband went to an ostrich farm near where we live & bought some ostrich meat mainly steak

Can anyone share their recipe's with me as ive only cooked it panfried with shallots, mushrooms & redwine all together in the pan

Ive looked in my cook books but theres nothing in them for ostrich

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Old 03-19-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken, ostrich meat is pretty lean, so you might want to look at recipes that add some fat, or methods of cooking such as braising that won't dry it out.

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Old 03-19-2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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Thanks mudbug, i just wanted to see what other people's recipe's have turned out like before cooking it myself
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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Can't help with any TNT recipes. We are pretty traditional in the meat department around here.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:07 PM   #5
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Never had ostrich, but have had emu.

Think it is about the same.

The meat has no fat.

It should, as I am sure you know, be only seared and served rare.

Can grind it and make emu, OK, ostrich burgers, but would add a bit of fat.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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thanks auntdot, i was thinking about grinding it up & making a different dish with it,
youre right it does need to be served rare, as it spoils it if over cooked,

we even bought some wild boar meat too, not had that beofre, but we bought it as sausages so it will be nice to see what they taste like
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:24 PM   #7
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Sorry I cannot help but i do want to say that my xhusband contracted a parasite from ostrich he ate in a gourmet restaurant - be careful!
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:41 PM   #8
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I've had ostrich jerky, which was pretty good. Not sure what it was seasoned with, but I would think standard favorite jerky seasonings would work just fine.
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #9
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I haven't cooked ostrich steak, but have cooked emu steak, which, I understand, is nearly identical.

You pretty much have to treat it almost the same way you'd treat calamari (squid) - either cook it fast (& no more than medium rare), or slow & long. Anything inbetween & you'll have shoe leather. I also marinated mine in my infamous "1-2-3-4" Marinade (which I use for everything from lamb to tuna):

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 MARINADE FOR MEAT

In a plastic ziplock bag, bowl, or covered dish large enough to hold the meat & marinade, combine:

1 tablespoon of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of dry sherry
3 tablespoons of oil (any type of your choosing)
4 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed, & roughly chopped

Add meat & marinate for a minimum of one hour to overnight. Grill, broil, or pan sauté meat as desired.
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:29 PM   #10
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I have never tried ostrich, but they do sell it ground up in my grocery store. I did find this website that you might find interesting.

http://www.ostriches.org/recipes.html
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