Smoked Ostrich Steaks

Smoked Ostrich Steaks
Staff Writer
Smoked Ostrich Steaks
Anna Maria de Freitas
Smoked Ostrich Steaks

A simple marinade keeps these ostrich steaks moist and tender as they cook. Ostrich is a lean source of protein that is closer in flavor and appearance to red meat than poultry. Try serving these as an alternative to beef steaks for an interesting and easy main dish.

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4
Servings
91
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 ostrich steaks
  • 4 slices prosciutto

Directions

In a bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Rub over the steaks, transfer to a Ziploc bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.

Preheat a grill or prepare a smoker. Wrap the steaks with prosciutto and smoke or grill until medium-rare, about 20 minutes. (The marinade will keep the steaks moist and tender, but ostrich meat is lean so be careful not to overcook.)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
39mg
4%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
60mg
9%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
1202mg
80%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
21g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Steak Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Steak Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.