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Ostrich Stew

Long winter nights in South Africa beckon for this meal. The ostrich can easily be replaced with beef and enjoyed just as much. Stew is the warm salve that can easily fill an entire family and warm our winter days.

Ingredients (serves 4)

Ostrich steak cubes (550g)

5g ground cumin

5g chopped coriander

5 spoons tomato paste

250ml beef/chicken stock

200g chopped brocolli

100g chopped carrots

2 medium sized potatoes, cut and cubed into medium pieces

1tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup of  red wine (125ml)

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped green pepper

olive oil

2 teaspoons of garlic

1 teaspoon of ginger

2 spoons of parsley


Method (Takes 1.5 hours)

Place the potatoes and ostrich into a medium deep pot with 100ml of water and bring to a gentle boil until the potatoes are soft but firm. This should take 15-20 minutes.

Remove the potato and ostrich cubes and place into a dish.

Heat up oil on medium heat and fry the onion, green pepper, garlic, cumin, coriander and ginger for 5 minutes. Add the ostrich and potatoes and stir. Add black pepper and salt to taste then add the tomato paste.

Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes while slowly adding water drops to prevent from sticking to the pan.

Add the stock and wine, and allow to simmer fro 20 minutes. Add the broccoli, carrot and herbs and allow it to simmer for a further 10 minutes.

Serve with rice, crusty bread or steamed green beans for a reboot friendly option. 🙂


Ostrich Stew



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