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Blackened Ostrich

15 Min

Whoa! Ostrich?! Trust me on this one! Ostrich is extremely low in fat, and, even though it's considered poultry, its taste is similar to beef. It's in most of our supermarkets now, so give it a try. I promise, one bite and you'll be a believer!

What You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ostrich fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

What to Do

  1. In a small bowl, combine the allspice, thyme, cinnamon, garlic powder, ground red pepper, and salt; mix well. Place the fillets in the mixture and turn to coat completely.

  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fillets for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Thinly slice each fillet, and serve.


This becomes even more special when served with a corn salsa made by combining a small can of drained whole kernel corn, 2 chopped scallions, a seeded and chopped plum tomato, 1-1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. I like to make the salsa ahead of time and serve it chilled with the warm ostrich.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 236
  • Calories from Fat 71
  • Total Fat 7.8g 12 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.2g 11 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 38g 76 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 136mg 45 %
  • Sodium 293mg 12 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.6g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3 %
  • Sugars 0.1g 0 %

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