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Cooking Guide

Kangaroo is best served medium rare and due to its low fat content, should not be overcooked – with the exception of sausages and mince, which must be cooked thoroughly.

Some flavours that go particularly well with kangaroo meat are: garlic, rosemary, juniper, mountain pepper (or pepper) and fruity flavours such as – plum, red currant, quandong or orange. However, you can use kangaroo meat as a substitute for other red meats in most recipes.

Here are our top tips for cooking the perfect kangaroo fillet or steak:

  1. MARINATE – for best results, marinate kangaroo in olive oil and cracked black pepper for at least 1 hour prior to cooking (you can also add other flavours). Remove from the fridge around 20 minutes before cooking, so the meat is not too cold when it hits the pan.
  2. COOK – in a hot pan/bbq on high heat for around 4 minutes on each side for a medium-rare finish.
  3. REST – once cooked, transfer to a plate, cover with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing (this is an important step to cooking perfect kangaroo!).

* NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Bush Tomato Kangaroo Meatballs

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Methods

Pan fry, Oven, BBQ

How to Cook

Pan fry/BBQ: spray meatballs with a little olive oil prior to cooking. Cook in pan on medium heat, turning often until cooked through. Oven: cook in preheated oven at 180c for 20-25 minutes, turning half way through. Must be cooked thoroughly.

Kangaroo Fillets

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ, oven

How to Cook

Cook on high heat for 4 minutes each side OR once sealed, can be transferred to moderate oven for 5-10 minutes. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Tip: For best results, marinate kangaroo in olive oil and cracked black pepper for at least 1 hour prior to cooking (you can also add other flavours). Remove from the fridge around 20 minutes before cooking, so the meat is not too cold when it hits the pan. NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Kangaroo Steak

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ, oven

How to Cook

Cook on high heat for approx 4 minutes each side OR once sealed, can be transferred to oven for 5-10 minutes. All to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Steak can also be used in dishes like curries and stroganoff. NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Herb & Garlic Kangaroo Steak

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Pan fry or BBQ on high heat for approx 4-5 minutes each side. Allow to rest before serving. Tip: Try putting baking paper in your pan to stop the marinade from burning. Tip: Try dicing the marinated steak and use it in a quick stir fry. NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Bush Plum Marinated Kangaroo Steak

Gourmet-Game_Bush-Plum-Marinated-Kangaroo-Steak

Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Pan fry or BBQ on high heat for approx 4-5 minutes each side. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Tip: Try putting baking paper in your pan to stop the marinade from burning. Tip: Try dicing the marinated steak and use it in a quick stir fry. NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Kanga Bangas

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ, Oven

How to Cook

Spray with cooking oil. Cook on medium heat, turn often until cooked through. Must be cooked thoroughly. Alternatively, they can be cooked in the oven at 180C for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Bush Tomato Kanga Bangas

Gourmet-Game_Bush-Tomato-Kangaroo-Kanga-Bangas

Methods

Pan fry, BBQ, Oven

How to Cook

Spray with cooking oil. Cook on medium heat, turn often until cooked through. Must be cooked thoroughly. Alternatively, they can be cooked in the oven at 180C for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Kangaroo Burger

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Spray with cooking oil. Cook on medium heat, turn often until cooked through. Must be cooked thoroughly.

Herb & Garlic Kebabs

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ, Oven

How to Cook

On high heat, BBQ or Pan fry for approx 3 minutes per side.

Kangaroo Mince

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Methods

Pan fry, simmer

How to Cook

Great in bolognese, lasagna, meatballs, home made burgers and tacos. Must be cooked thoroughly. Tip: Freeze unused portion of mince immediately. Can be frozen for 2-3 months.

Kangaroo Herb & Garlic Mini Roast

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Methods

Oven, slow cook

How to Cook

Cook for approximately 40 minutes in a 200°C oven or pot roast/slow cook until tender. See pot roast recipe idea in the recipes section. NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Kangaroo Diced

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Methods

Slow cook, wok, pan fry

How to Cook

Slow Cook: Brown in pan, transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender. Stove top: Can be cooked in dishes like curries and stroganoff Quick fry: Fry quickly on high heat for 2 minutes or until just browned (it will continue to cook). NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

Wild Rabbit (whole)

Macro MeatsPhoto: John Kruger

Methods

Roasted, braised, pot roast

How to Cook

Roasting: The back legs of wild rabbit take longer to cook than the saddle or forelegs. We would suggest to separate the legs from the saddle. Marinate the rabbit for 1 hour with olive oil and herbs. Brown quickly in a pan with some butter or oil and then roast in a hot oven. Saddle/body: will only take around 10-20 minutes, remove and rest covered with foil. Legs: roast for a further 20 minutes or until cooked.

Wild Venison Sausage

Gourmet Game_Venison Sausages

Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Spray sausages with olive oil prior to cooking. Cook on a medium heat, turning often until cooked through. Must be cooked thoroughly.

Wild Venison Burger

Gourmet Game_Venison Burger

Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Spray venison burgers with olive oil prior to cooking. Cook on a medium heat, turning often until cooked through.

Wild Venison Diced

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Methods

Ideal for casseroles, curries

How to Cook

Brown in pan, transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender, or fry quickly on high heat for 2 minutes or until just browned (it will continue to cook).

Wild Venison Steak

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Methods

Pan fry, BBQ

How to Cook

Cook in hot pan for approx 4 minutes each side for a medium-rare finish. Allow to rest before serving. Tip: Sear quickly on both sides in hot pan, then transfer to oven for 9 minutes. Remove and cover with foil, rest for 10 minutes before serving. Cooking times may vary depending on size and thickness of cut (regardless of weight) and type of stove/oven used.

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