Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Ostrich anyone?

I'm sure most of us know that ostriches are being used for more than just leather and feathers. The meat has a similar flavour and texture to lean beef but is a whole lot healthier. I'm not suggesting you eat it all the time but including it in your diet is a good idea. It has lower calories, cholesterol and fat than beef and even chicken and is extremely high in protein and iron. On average ostrich meat has 0.5% fat and 21% protein.

Rich ostrich stew


- 400g ostrich cubes/goulash
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 small green chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
- 1/2 a cup of flour
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- a knob of butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- a glass of red wine
- 300ml beef stock
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- a handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped


- coat the meat well in flour
- heat the oil and butter in a pan, fry onion, garlic and chilli until soft
- brown the meat, then add rosemary and thyme
- add beef stock and wine and bring to the boil
- turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 15 mins, until meat is med rare
- check seasoning
- remove from heat, add parsley and stir
- serve with rice or creamy mashed potato

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