About this recipe: Ostrich is a great alternative to red meat, it's not only low in fat, but also delicious. Ostrich steaks are pan-seared, then served with a sauce made from beef stock, Calvados and creme fraiche.
Ostrich steaks can be purchased online.
I am the submitter of this recipe. ostrich is NOT a poultry-type meat, but is a red meat and is best cooked to medium rare or rare, otherwise it goes very leathery. So when cooking the steaks it would not be possible to get a golden brown on each side and to get rid of all the pink! Cook the steaks more gently rather than sear them, and treat them as you would treat Venison. - 09 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
They brought ostrich to Colorado years ago in an attempt to introduce us to the delicate meat. The project failed miserably and never became mainstream I think because the birds were so large, unusual and regal but a few restaurants still prepare it. Very meaty and lean it is delicious when prepared properly. I'm a fan although it is no longer sold retail here. California Cafe in Denver still features it and it expensive but incredible and worth it! (30.00 a steak) - 07 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Thank you I had no idea how to cook ostrich steaks and this really hit the spot. FANTASTIC Sunday lunch. My bf LOOOOOVED it. I didn't have apple brandy so I substituted apricot brandy and it was still delicious. Can't wait to make it again! - 20 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)