Individual Ostrich Fillets and Steaks.
DO NOT OVERCOOK, having little or no fat they can easily dry out. Best served rare to medium rare. Fry in a little oil, quickly sealing the meat each side and then cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side before serving. Alternatively wrap in tin foil with a little butter (optional) and put in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes on a medium heat. Always leave the meat to rest on a warm plate for a few minutes before serving.
Oslinc Tip - Marinade with lemon juice, or balsamic vinegar, or red wine, for 2 to 4 hours - then simply pan fry for 2 to 3 minutes each side in a drizzle of olive oil.
Ostrich Roasts - Fan Fillet, Fillet or Steaks.
Place in oven proof dish and cover with tin foil. Cook on a medium heat (best served medium rare for best results). Remove and leave to rest before serving on warm plates.
Oslinc Tip - Fan Fillet Roast, marinade as suggested for individual portions but add a tablespoon of olive oil. Cover with tin foil and place in a medium heat oven. Roast for approximately 1 hour per kilo. (1 hour per kilo will be more than enough!).
Ostrich makes a good healthy stir-fry since it has virtually no fat, it cooks quicker and shrinks less during cooking.
Oslinc tip - Cut steak of fillet into strips, marinade in lemon juice or balsamic vinegar for 2 of 4 hours. Stir-fry with your favourite ingredients, but for about HALF THE TIME of beef or chicken.
Ostrich Diced Steak
Use your favourite beef or lamb recipe but since Ostrich Meat cooks quicker and shrinks less during cooking, reduce the amount of Ostrich Meat in a beef recipe by 20% and shorten the cooking time.
Oslinc Tip - Diced Steak ideal for casseroles and slow cookers. Try your favourite lamb recipe for about 30% less cooking time. (You will note there is no fat to remove from the dish).
Ideal for Shepherds Pie, Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese, Chilli Con Carne etc. The delicate taste of the meat absorbs flavours so much better than beef or lamb, making a tastier family meal, lower in fat too!
Oslinc Tip - Use any beef or lamb recipe, but reduce the cooking time by around 50%
COOK THOROUGHLY. Ideal for frying, grilling, roasting or BBQ.
Oslinc Tip - A low fat, high meat content sausage. Can be pan fried, or slowly oven roasted. Grilled or BBQ use the lowest heat possible so not to dry them out.
COOK THOROUGHLY. Ideal for frying, grilling & roasting or BBQ.
Oslinc Tip - A low fat, high meat content burger. Roasting, place on a baking tray in a pre-heated medium heat oven and cook for approximately 10 minutes each side. Or for healthy grills i.e. "George Foreman" they will take between 6 and 7 minutes. Grilling and BBQ, use lowest heat possible and cook slowly (make sure they are cooked all the way through).
COOK THOROUGHLY - Ideal for roasting or frying.
Oslinc Tip - Place meatballs in an oven proof dish and cook in the oven on a medium heat for 10 minutes then add your favorite tomato sauce and cook for a further 10-15 minutes. Serve with pasta and fresh seasonal vegetables.