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Ostrich Pepper Fillet

Ostrich pepper fillet

12 minutes cooking time   |   35-40 minutes preparation time

DESCRIPTION

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

  •  500 g Klein Karoo Ostrich Fillet *
  •  15 ml olive oil
  •  2 – 3 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns
  •  30 ml brandy (optional) *
  •  A dash of Tabasco Sauce (optional) *
  •  A dash of Worcestershire Sauce *
  •  A little lemon juice *
  •  60 ml butter *
  •  Salt *
  •  2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley or chives *
  •  30 ml cream (optional)
 DIRECTIONS

Method:

  • Sprinkle both sides of each fillet with pepper and press well into the meat with the heel of your hand. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a lightly oiled, large heavy-based frying pan over high heat, cook fillets on one side until brown, for about 3 minutes. Turn fillets and cook for another 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from the pan, cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Return the pan to medium heat and add the brandy (if using) scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds.
  • Add sauces and lemon juice to taste, then whisk in the butter until completely melted. Season to taste, adding a little salt, and sprinkle with parsley or chives.
  • For a creamy sauce, swirl cream into the pan sauce. Spoon the sauce over the fillets and serve.

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