Ostrich Meat

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated October 20, 2014)

Ostrich meat is a type of red meat that can run with the best of red meats. Even those swear by beef, will come around to the delicious taste of ostrich. It acts very much the same as most red meats when it comes to cooking and using it. It has a lot less fat than regular red meat; therefore a few things need to be taken into consideration when cooking it. It needs to be cooked rare to medium-rare; however any more than that and the meat will end up being dry and hard to eat. Ostrich meat is also better than beef in that it lasts longer than beef. While beef can only be refrigerated for up to 4 days, ostrich can last weeks in the fridge and can be kept frozen for over 90 days without getting freezer dry.

Here's a recipe that never fails when wanting to eat an ostrich steak. Cut your ostrich steak into four ounce pieces that are between 1/2 and 3/4 inches think. No more, no less. Next smother it in spices that you like. If you don't know what you like, some common ones include garlic salts, pepper, lemon pepper and salt. After sprinkling the spices, pour some Worcestershire sauce on your steak. After your grill is heated up, place your steaks on long enough to sear each side. This helps to keep the moisture and juicy taste inside. Continue grilling until the juices run clear, like any other type of steak.

Another great way to use ostrich meat is like ground beef. If you grind it up, much the way you do ground beef, it tastes almost the same as ground beef and you can use it in any recipe you might use ground beef. It's great in casseroles and tacos. Another great idea for using ostrich meat is using it in meatloaf. Mix your ground ostrich with some chopped up onion, a can of tomato sauce, one beef bouillon cube, and some salt. Blend it all together and press into a 9x5 pan and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top it with ketchup for a delicious and healthy meal.

Ostrich meat is a great healthy alternative to any meat substance. Compared to all other meats, it's leaner; it has less calories, cholesterol, and grams of fat. It's a great alternative to beef if you're interested in losing weight. If you replace beef with ostrich for every meal, that can translate up to losing an extra 10 pounds of fat each year.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

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