When I received a tub of Mediterranean Delicacies’ Feta & Herb dip I knew it would go incredibly well with meat. And even though Ostrich isn’t necessarily ‘meat’ (it does come from a bird after all), it’s still very meaty in flavour, texture and appearance, reminding me of a mix between beef and venison. I know it might not be something that is easily obtainable in other countries but in South Africa we have great ostrich meat and the fact that it’s such a healthy meat alone is enough to get me to eat more of it. However, this recipe can also be made with beef and even lamb.
I simply marinaded cubes of ostrich steak in olive oil, lemon juice, salt and fresh rosemary and a splash of Worcestershire sauce for 20 minutes and then skewered onto soaked bamboo skewers before braaing them to perfection. I served the skewers with the MD Feta & Herb dip which I added a few tablespoons of thick Greek yoghurt to. Along with a simple rocket salad and a glass of red wine, this is a great, light dinner option!
600g (21.16 ounces) ostrich steak, cut into large cubes
75ml (2.54 fluid ounces) olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
50ml (1.69 fluid ounces) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
2 tsp salt
for the sauce
3 tbsp Mediterranean Delicacies Feta & Herb Dip
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
- Combine the ostrich cubes with the olive oil, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, fresh rosemary and salt and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.
- Skewer the meat onto soaked bamboo skewers and grill/braai for 10-12 minutes until the meat is cooked to your preference.
- Combine the Feta & Herb dip with Greek yoghurt and spoon over the cooked ostrich kebabs. Serve.
Mediterranean Delicacies can be found at select Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Spar, Fruit & Veg City and independent retailers nationwide.