Seared ostrich with plum sauce

Recipe from: 2010
ostrich in plum sauce

Ingredients 8
Servings 8
Time 10 mins


  • 6-8
    ostrich fillets
  • 6
    fresh plums
  • 125
    beef stock
  • 125
    good red wine
  • 1
    brown sugar or to taste
  • 1
    packet of fresh rocket
  • 1-2
    Vegetable or canola oil
  • 1
    star anise


30 mins
For the plum sauce:
Peel the plums and chop roughly (de-pip them as well).
Place in a pot with the stock, star anise, wine and sugar.
Reduce the sauce for about 20 mins.
Season to taste.
Strain the sauce. Reduce a little longer in the pot to the desired thickness.
Ostrich fillets:
Season the ostrich fillets and sear in a hot pan in a little vegetable or canola oil.
Cook to you liking but it is suggested to go medium rare (about 5 minutes each side).
Let them rest for 10  minutes and slice thinly.
Arrange the rocket on a platter.
Place the ostrich on top of the rocket and drizzle over the sauce.


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