Sage and Orange Ostrich Fillets

orange ostrich

This recipe comes from a recipe book that I have that was written by a dietician. I really love the recipes in there. They are full of flavour and healthy! WIN WIN!! 🙂

Ostrich also loves fruity partners and this combo works so well.

400 – 600g ostrich steaks

Salt and pepper

15 ml olive oil

150 ml dry sherry

150 ml chicken stock

15 ml crushed garlic

Grated rind of 1 orange

3 or 4 sage leaves finely chopped

15 ml cornflour

75 ml orange juice

Orange wedges and sage leaves to garnish

– Season the ostrich lightly with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a casserole pot, add the meat and cook for 5 – 6 minutes turning to brown all sides evenly

– Add the sherry, boil for about 1 minute, then add the stock, garlic, orange rind and sage. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to low.

– Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, turning once. The meat is cooked when the juices run clear.

– Transfer the ostrich to a warmed platter and cover to keep warm

– Bring sauce to the boil. Blend the cornflour and orange juice and stir into the sauce.

– Boil gently over a medium heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Strain into a gravy boat or serving jug.

– This dish looks so pretty with yellow rice.


Serves 4 – 6

Recipe from the “The Ultimate Diet Solution Cookbook”