Ostrich Steaks With Prawns and a Roasted Garlic Sauce


55 mins


4 Persons

      • 4 ostrich steaks (250-300g each steak)
      • 8 jumbo prawns


      • 1 small red onion, chopped finely
      • 1/2 cup dry white wine
      • 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
      • 15 -20 garlic cloves
      • 1 cup cream
      • 1/2 teaspoon cornflour
      • pepper


      • 500 -600 g mushrooms, Chopped (A mixture Swiss brown, oyster, shiitake, button etc.. whatever is available.)
      • 2 tablespoons butter
      • 1 garlic clove, crushed
      • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped


      1. Place cloves of garlic in a roasting pan, still in skin and roast in 200c oven until browned and soft. (about 10-15 Min’s).
      2. Remove and set aside to cool.
      3. Mushrooms.
      4. In a pan, melt butter, add garlic and mushrooms cook a few minutes to brown mushrooms, add wine and cook until liquid has evaporated, stir in parsley and thyme.
      5. Mushrooms can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave.
      6. Sauce.
      7. Heat a small amount of oil in pan, add onion and cook until soft. Add wine and stock, stir to dissolve stock.
      8. Squeeze each garlic clove into sauce, they will be the consistency of a puree. (I prefer to do this, but I think you can buy already prepared roast garlic puree, not sure if it tastes the same.).
      9. Add cream and pepper, just before serving mix a little water with cornflour and add to sauce. This is only meant to thicken slightly it is not supposed to be a really thick sauce.
      10. Serve over Ostrich.
      11. Ostrich Steaks.
      12. BBQ, grill or pan fry steaks until desired doneness, ostrich is a very lean meat and toughens when overcooked. It is better cooked medium rare, but if you prefer your meat a little more done do not cook more than absolutely necessary as it will be like eating leather.
      13. While the steaks are cooking heat some oil in a separate pan and cook prawns until pink and cooked through.
      14. To serve: Spoon mushrooms onto plate to form a base, place steaks on top and then top with prawns and drizzle with sauce.
      15. I topped mine with asparagus spears as well, if you want to make these they are very easy.
      16. I buy baby asparagus and use 5 spears per roll, wrap these with a piece of bacon and place in an oven proof dish drizzle with olive oil, add a couple of garlic cloves to pan and cook in 180c oven until bacon is cooked and asparagus tender, about 10-15 Min’s.

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/ostrich-steaks-with-prawns-and-a-roasted-garlic-sauce-281040