Ostrich Meat Cooking Methods and Easy to Use Cooking Tips
Ostrich meat has a dark red colour. That’s because it is so high in iron. It is much more like beef in taste and texture and can be substituted for most any meat and grills very much like lean beef. It also is more iron rich than beef. It is a great way to reduce your fat and cholesterol intake, while still giving you a meaty meal.
Ostrich Meat has a very low fat content and for this reason, it is best to cook over a high heat to seal the meat, then reduce heat and cook as a beef steak according to the cut.
Cooking Ostrich Steaks
Nutrient Comparison per 100 grams: the filet is wonderful just cooked on its own to appreciate the full natural flavour. The great thing about filet is that it can be cooked to your taste. A little pink in the middle is ideal and will maximise your enjoyment. Over cooking to very well done will ruin the steak and convert it to leather!
Ostrich Steaks are excellent with your favourite marinade, with cranberry jelly or redcurrant sauce being particularly good.
Grilling Times: If grilling under a gentle heat, cook for approx. 6 minutes each side and check with a knife as per above
Frying Ostrich Meat:
How to Fry Ostrich Burgers
Fry in a little light oil or grill under a low heat. Ensure the burger is cooked all the way through but try not to overcook, particularly if using a grill as they will ‘dry out’. The meat needs to be just brown. Cooking times: Fry for approx. 6 – 8 minutes each side and check during cooking by slightly opening the burger with a knife or cook until the burger can be broken on one side with tongs.
Recipes Using Ground Ostrich Meat
Ostrich is High in Iron
Low in fat.
Low in Cholesterol
Low in Calories
Most ground meats recipes advise you to drain the fat when sautéing ground meat. Ostrich ground meat is so lean there is no fat to drain.
Ground Ostrich, can be used in any recipe calling for beef. Make chili, spaghetti sauce, delicious lasagna, or use it for any casserole. It’s a red meat that is higher in protein and lower in fat than turkey, but above all it is delicious. Conveniently packaged in 1 lb. units.