Grilled Ostrich Recipes!

Whether you’re looking for a new grilled dish to add to your repertoire or are just curious about what ostrich tastes like, want to check out some grilled ostrich recipes!

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Ostrich is a lean, healthy meat that’s perfect for grilling. You can depend on me for all your grilled needs, whether you’re in the mood for burgers and skewers or steak and potatoes. So fire up the grill and be ready to cook some delicious ostrich!

What Is Ostrich Meat, And Where Does It Come From?

The ostrich is a big, flightless bird that is native to Africa. Ostrich meat is a red meat that is very lean and low in calories. It’s a good source of protein and iron and has a slightly gamey flavor.

In the United States, ostrich meat is mostly sold in specialty stores or online. The ostrich is originally from Africa. The inventor of the ostrich plume was from South Africa.

Recipes For Grilled Ostrich Meat!

To make the perfect grilled ostrich starts with high-quality meat. I recommend using ostrich meat that has been raised without hormones or antibiotics. The heart should also be organic and grass-fed if possible. Let’s take a look some of the recipes for grilled ostrich meat:

1. Grilled Ostrich Burgers With Avocado Mayo

The avocado mayo in this recipe adds a delicious creaminess to the burgers. The ostrich burgers are also seasoned with garlic, onion, and cumin for an extra boost of flavor. You can grill the burgers on a gas or charcoal grill. Make sure you try some other grilled burger recipes too!

Ingredients:

-1 Pound Ground Ostrich Meat
-1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
-1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
-1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
-1/4 Teaspoon Salt
-1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
-1 Avocado, Pitted And Peeled
-2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice

2. Grilled Ostrich Skewers With Vegetables

These skewers are a healthy and easy way to enjoy grilled ostrich. The meat is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil before being grilled. The skewers can be served with a dipping sauce or over a salad.

Ingredients:

-1 Pound Ostrich Meat, Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes
-1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
-1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
-1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
-1 Red Pepper, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
-1 Green Pepper, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
-1 Onion, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces

3. Grilled Ostrich Steak With Herb Butter

For a simple but elegant dish, try grilling ostrich steak. The steak is seasoned with salt and pepper before being grilled. Once it’s cooked, top it with a knob of herb butter for a delicious and easy meal.

Ingredients:

-1 Pound Ostrich Steak
-Salt And Black Pepper
-2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
-1 Clove Garlic, Minced
-1 Teaspoon Chopped Fresh Thyme
-1/4 Teaspoon Salt

4. Grilled Ostrich Kabobs With Pineapple And Bell Peppers

For a summer BBQ, these kabobs are ideal! The sweetness of the pineapple pairs absolutely with the savory ostrich meat. The kabobs can be served with rice or potatoes.

Ingredients:

-1/2 Pineapple, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
-1 Red Bell Pepper, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
-1 Green Bell Pepper, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
-1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
-1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar

5. Grilled Ostrich Fajitas

Grilled ostrich fajitas are a delicious and easy choice for anyone who enjoys ostrich. Fajita-season, your meat, then grills it with onions and peppers to bring out the best flavors. Making these fajitas is easy, delicious, and sure to please everyone at your table. Serve them on warm tortillas with the favorite toppings.

Ingredients:

-1 Pound Ostrich Meat, Sliced Into Thin Strips
-1 Tablespoon Fajita Seasoning
-1 Onion, Sliced
-1 Red Pepper, Sliced
-1 Green Pepper, Sliced
-6 Flour Tortillas
-Toppings Of Your Choice (Sour Cream, Salsa, Etc.)

6. Grilled Ostrich With Roasted Potatoes And Vegetables

This recipe is a complete meal that can be cooked on the grill. Season the ostrich with salt and pepper, and then grill it until it’s cooked through.

At the same time, roast potatoes and vegetables in foil packets. Once everything is cooked, top the ostrich with the veggies and potatoes for a delicious and healthy meal.

Ingredients:

-1 Pound Ostrich Meat
-Salt And Black Pepper
-2 Yukon Gold Potatoes Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes
-1 Carrot, Chopped
-1 Parsnip, Chopped
-1 Onion, Chopped
-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
-1/4 Teaspoon Salt
-Fresh Rosemary Leaves (Optional)

Now that you have delicious grilled ostrich recipes, it’s time to fire up the grill and gets cooking! These recipes are tremendous for a summer BBQ or a healthy weeknight meal. Whether you’re looking for an easy recipe or something a little fancier, these recipes will definitely hit the spot.

How To Grill Ostrich Meat?

The ostrich meat should be marinated for at least 2 hours in a mixture of equal parts soy sauce and fresh lime juice. You can also add garlic, onion, cumin, and black pepper to the marinade. Below are a few tips for grilling ostrich meat.

1. Try To Buy Ostrich Meat.

Try to always buy your ostrich meat from a trusted butcher or grocery store. If you’re not confident where to buy it, ask the butcher for a recommendation. You can also check the labels when you’re at the grocery store.

2. Before Grilling, Always Marinate Your Ostrich Meat.

Marinating the meat to tenderize it and also infuses it with flavor. You can use any kind of marinade, but I recommend a mixture of soy sauce, fresh lime juice, garlic, onion, cumin, and black pepper.

3. When Grilling, Use Indirect Heat.

This means that you should not put the ostrich meat directly over the flames. Instead, you should place it to the side of the grill where it will cook indirectly.

4. Grill The Ostrich Meat Over Medium-High Heat.

You want the grill to be hot so that the outside of the meat will sear and create a nice flavor. And you don’t want it too hot, or else the meat will dry out and become tough.

5. Use A Meat Thermometer.

A meat thermometer is essential for grilling ostrich meat. Ostrich meat is very lean, so it’s easy to overcook it. Use a meat thermometer to fit the inner temperature of the meat. It should cook to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Let The Meat Rest Before Cutting Into It.

Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for at least 5 minutes. It allows the juice to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and flavorful.

7. Slice The Meat Against The Grain.

When you’re ready to serve, slice the ostrich meat against the grain. This means that you should not slice it with the grain of the meat. Slicing it against the grain will make it tendered and easier to chew.

Nutritional Information About Ostrich Meat!

About ostrich meat, it is a very lean protein source and is low in calories and fat. It’s also a good source of iron. The nutritional value of ostrich meat can vary depending on how it is cooked. Below are a few steps below:

1. Raw ostrich meat is about 78% water, 22% protein, and 0% fat. But when it is cooked, the water content decreases, and the fat and protein content increases.
2. When ostrich meat is cooked, it is about 50% protein, 40% water, and 10% fat. Make sure to cook the meat accurately to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
3. The fat content in ostrich meat can vary depending on the cut of meat. The leanest cuts of ostrich meat are the breast and tenderloin, which have about 2% fat. The fattiest cuts of ostrich meat are the thighs and legs, which have about 10% fat.
4. Ostrich meat is a good source of iron. One cooked ostrich steak (about 3 ounces) contains about 2 mg of iron. This is about 11% of the daily recommended intake for iron.

Things To Avoid When Grilling Ostrich Meat!

There are a few things you want to avoid when grilling ostrich meat, to ensure that your meal turns out delicious. Because ostrich meat is lean, it can easily dry out and become tough if not cooked properly.

1. Do Not Overcook The Meat.

Ostrich meat is very lean, so it’s easy to overcook it. To avoid this, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. It should cook to an inner temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Do Not Slice The Meat With The Grain.

When you’re ready to serve, slice the ostrich meat against the grain. This means that you should not slice it with the grain of the meat. Slicing it against the grain will make it tendered and easier to chew.

3. Do Not Eat Raw Ostrich Meat.

Raw ostrich meat can contain harmful bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Make sure to cook the meat properly to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

4. Avoid Fatty Cuts Of Ostrich Meat.

The fattiest cuts of ostrich meat are the thighs and legs. These cuts of meat have about 10% fat. If you’re looking for a leaner option, choose the breast or tenderloin, which have about 2% fat.

5. Do Not Overcook The Vegetables.

Vegetables can be easily overcooked on the grill. To avoid this, cook them over medium-high heat so that they’re slightly charred but still crunchy.

Conclusion

I love grilled ostrich recipes! If you’re looking for something other to grill up this weekend, be sure to check out GrillCharms for some amazing ideas. The recipes are easy to follow and will leave your taste buds tingling with excitement. So fire up the grill and get cooking!

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