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How to Cook Ostrich Meat


Ostrich stew

How to cook South African Ostrich Meat

Ostriches are farmed throughout the world for meat, feathers, and leather. An ostrich produces up to 40 eggs and ostriches produce more meat than cattle and contain the least fat, calories and cholesterol of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and turkey. Ostrich meat is red meat but it's low in cholesterol and fat.

Standing tall on long, bare legs, the Ostrich has a long, curving, predominantly white neck. Ostriches are mainly vegetarian, eating grass, succulents’ berries and seeds, though they will also eat insects. They swallow large numbers of pebbles which help grind the harder food in the gizzard and aid digestion.

Africa’s semi-arid plains, woodlands, savannahs, and grasslands are the habitats where the ostrich lives. Ostriches live in the African countries of Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

How to cook South African Ostrich Meat


Ostriches are farmed throughout the world for meat, feathers, and leather. An ostrich produces up to 40 eggs and ostriches produce more meat than cattle and contain the least fat, calories and cholesterol of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and turkey. Ostrich meat is red meat but it's low in cholesterol and fat.


Standing tall on long, bare legs, the Ostrich has a long, curving, predominantly white neck. Ostriches are mainly vegetarian, eating grass, succulents’ berries and seeds, though they will also eat insects. They swallow large numbers of pebbles which help grind the harder food in the gizzard and aid digestion.

Africa’s semi-arid plains, woodlands, savannahs, and grasslands are the habitats where the ostrich lives. Ostriches live in the African countries of Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

South African Ostrich Stew


Ingredients
4 cloves garlic crushed
2 cups peeled yam cut into 1 ″ cubes
3 cups fresh kale
1 ½ pounds cleaned ostrich
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 medium onion, sliced
2 teaspoons coriander
2 tablespoons red pepper flake
3 cups beef stock
1 cup whole kernel corn
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic one minute. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 40 minutes. Serve over rice.
 
Did you know
The ostrich is not timid and does not bury its head in the sand; this is a popular myth about the flightless bird. In fact, the male ostrich is very aggressive and like any good father, he will defend his territory when threatened.

How to Cook Ostrich Meat
By , July 20, 2017

  How to Cook Ostrich Meat

How to cook ostrich is easy. The best method to use is slow simmering since ostrich is very low in fat and dries out quickly. In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic one minute. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 40 minutes. Serve over rice.

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Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

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