Ostrich Steak Strips Stir-fry

Ostrich Steak   ©Diane Eblin

Ostrich Steak ©Diane Eblin

This summer I’m all about making really quick meals.  This one definitely qualifies taking 10 minutes cutting board to plate.  It’s also is a lean alternative to those who are tired of beef.  I really like using the Ostrich Steak Strips because they are already cut for me.  I’ve been really happy with every Blackwing Meat products I’ve tried.  I also use a lot of spices and herbs from Penzeys.  If you have not visited their store or their website you are really missing out.  They have some great combinations that can make your life a lot easier.  The herbs and spices are gluten free but the soup bases are not.

Ingredients:

2 -  6 oz packages of Ostrich Steak Strips (I like Blackwing Meats)

1 large organic yellow onion sliced, love the sweet vidalia onions

handful of trumpet mushrooms

handful of shiitake mushrooms sliced, stems removed

1 tsp Virgin organic coconut oil

1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1-2 tsp Shallot-Pepper from Penzeys (coarse salt, Tellicherry black pepper, purple shallots, french tarragon and powdered bay leaves)

Directions:

Heat pan to medium high and add in both oils.  Saute onions until translucent, add in mushrooms until they start to brown.  Don’t add salt to mushrooms when you start to cook them.  This will release the water and they will not brown.  Next add in the Ostrich meat and saute until slightly brown, toss in seasonings and you’re done.

That’s it.  It took longer to write this post than it did to cook this meal.  The best part was the long string of compliments that came from serving this meal.  It’s funny how I can make a 10 minute meal that gets rave reviews but spend an hour in the kitchen on some dishes that barely get a mention.  Note to self, make this meal again!

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15 Responses to Ostrich Steak Strips Stir-fry

  1. Linda July 8, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Besides the fact that I've never tried ostrich meat, this sounds great! I've kept my eye out for it, but haven't actively looked. I'm afraid it will be expensive!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:46 am #

      Linda- The Ostrich Steak Strips I used cost $4.57 for the 6 oz portion. They have a sampler pack with 5 pounds of meat for $51 and a pound of bulk ground is $6.89. Not as cheap as cheap meats that you're not even sure if they are from the USA but not as expensive as some other healthy meats. It tastes like beef and my 15 year old son loves it. This is the one that only east about 7 different things. Let me know if you give it a try.

  2. Jessie July 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Ostrich, now that's different and with the mushrooms, my mouth is watering! See, I can eat veggies :) if mushrooms count. Don't ask why I like mushrooms when they are a strange texture, they shrink and look terrible. I guess I'm fickle.

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:48 am #

      Jessie- Mushrooms can be very versatile. There are so many varieties and they all have their own taste and texture. Make sure you don't wash your mushrooms in water or they will get tough and chewy.

  3. Jessie July 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Ostrich, now that’s different and with the mushrooms, my mouth is watering! See, I can eat veggies :) if mushrooms count. Don’t ask why I like mushrooms when they are a strange texture, they shrink and look terrible. I guess I’m fickle.

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

      Jessie- Mushrooms can be very versatile. There are so many varieties and they all have their own taste and texture. Make sure you don’t wash your mushrooms in water or they will get tough and chewy.

  4. Linda July 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    Besides the fact that I’ve never tried ostrich meat, this sounds great! I’ve kept my eye out for it, but haven’t actively looked. I’m afraid it will be expensive!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

      Linda- The Ostrich Steak Strips I used cost $4.57 for the 6 oz portion. They have a sampler pack with 5 pounds of meat for $51 and a pound of bulk ground is $6.89. Not as cheap as cheap meats that you’re not even sure if they are from the USA but not as expensive as some other healthy meats. It tastes like beef and my 15 year old son loves it. This is the one that only east about 7 different things. Let me know if you give it a try.

  5. gfe--gluten free eas July 9, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    That looks like a wonderful meal, Diane! I have to confess that I've only had an ostrich burger before … in Aruba, and I wasn't terribly impressed. I'm sure these strips are better, especially with your recipe! What are trumpet mushrooms?

    Shirley

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:35 am #

      Shirley- That's great you gave it a try. Don't think everyone can cook as well as you so you might want to buy some and give it a try. You can order it right from BlackWing. It wasn't very expensive at all. They have steaks, burgers, bulk ground, filets, sausage (need to order that one next time), and the steak strips I used. Trumpet mushrooms are a type of mushroom and they sort of look like a trumpet. There are of course a few different types of trumpet mushrooms. I'll add in some photos to the post since I'm not sure how to add them to a comment. If you find different mushrooms at the grocery, pick some up and give them a try.

  6. gfe--gluten free easily July 9, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    That looks like a wonderful meal, Diane! I have to confess that I’ve only had an ostrich burger before … in Aruba, and I wasn’t terribly impressed. I’m sure these strips are better, especially with your recipe! What are trumpet mushrooms?

    Shirley

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

      Shirley- That’s great you gave it a try. Don’t think everyone can cook as well as you so you might want to buy some and give it a try. You can order it right from BlackWing. It wasn’t very expensive at all. They have steaks, burgers, bulk ground, filets, sausage (need to order that one next time), and the steak strips I used. Trumpet mushrooms are a type of mushroom and they sort of look like a trumpet. There are of course a few different types of trumpet mushrooms. I’ll add in some photos to the post since I’m not sure how to add them to a comment. If you find different mushrooms at the grocery, pick some up and give them a try.

  7. Gina (Gluten-free Go July 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Diane – this sounds great! I didn't know ostrich tastes like beef. I've never tried it, but I'm all about cooking with new things and I'll have to seek it out.

    I love trumpet mushrooms! I've only had the black variety. They are delicious. I found them at the farmer's market.

  8. Gina (Gluten-free Gourmand) July 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Diane – this sounds great! I didn’t know ostrich tastes like beef. I’ve never tried it, but I’m all about cooking with new things and I’ll have to seek it out.

    I love trumpet mushrooms! I’ve only had the black variety. They are delicious. I found them at the farmer’s market.

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