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Spicy Ostrich Stew

What does Ostrich meat taste like? Ostrich meat tastes like a lean cut of beef.

Ostrich Meat is a red meat low in fat and is used in any recipe using red meat. Ostrich meat is used for frying, stewing, sautéing or in any of dish as a substitute for beef. Ostrich meat is very lean with very low-fat content and is a healthier red meat.

Spicy ostrich stew photo ingredients and recipe

Spicy Ostrich Stew Recipe 

South African Food

Yield 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

4 cloves garlic crushed

2 cups peeled yam cut into 1 ″ cubes

3 cups fresh green beans

1 ½ pounds cleaned ostrich

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 medium onion, sliced

2 teaspoons coriander

2 tablespoons red pepper flake

2 cups beef stock

1 cup whole stewed tomatoes

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 30 minutes. Serve warm.

[Read: All About Food of North Africa]

About the African Ostrich

The ostrich eats the food of both plant and animal origin, is native to Africa and are the largest birds in the world. Ostriches live in portions of 25 African countries. The chicks, a few days after being hatched, are covered with a thick and silky down, of a light-fawn color, with black stripes. The neck and head are similarly covered.

The ostrich is native to Africa and is the largest birds in the world. When fully grown stand Ostriches stand about 7 to 9 feet tall and can weigh 200 to 400 pounds. Female ostriches are brown and gray; males are black with white wings and tail feathers.

Ostrich is lean and tastes like beef, but contains much less fat. In fact, Ostrich meat is even lower in calories than chicken and turkey. Ostrich meat is sold as steaks, fillet, medallions, roasts and ground meat.

The tenderest meat comes from the thigh or fan. Adult ostriches yield about 80 pounds of red meat, which comes primarily from the upper leg, back and thigh muscles. The ostrich is the largest and heaviest bird located in just under half of Africa's 54 countries.

Where Do Ostriches Live In Africa?

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Chad

Djibouti

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Kenya

Lesotho

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Senegal

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe


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