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Morticia

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Ground Emu? Update
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:16:40 PM »
I have the title meat for dinner, and I don't know what it tastes like. Could somebody please give me a hint as to what sort of sauce/treatment I should give it? Curry? Chili? Pesto?
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 05:26:40 PM »
Wrong package: it's not ground. What do do with an emu roast?
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 05:33:48 PM »
From what I understand, emu is closer to beef than poultry in flavour and consistency.  You could do a traditional pot roast with the veggies in the pan and then make a gravy with a stronger flavour than you would normally make for beef.

If you do have some ground, you could use it in place of beef in any dish you would normally make.
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 05:55:08 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 05:59:53 PM »
I should give you the caveat that I've only sampled emu at Costco - I've never cooked it myself before.
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 06:25:02 PM »
It sounds as if it would be tough. I'm Aussie and don't like the sound if it.

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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 06:28:07 PM »
So a pot roast method would be good, then.  Pot roasts tend to be lower cuts of beef that are made more tender by the method of cooking.  If it isn't for tonight, Morticia, maybe even a slow cooker method would work well.
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 06:58:19 PM »
Still would appreciate seasoning advice.
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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 07:34:12 PM »
Emu is game - its not a white meat.

general consensus is to marinade and cook more rare than well. http://www.uniquelyemu.com/emu-meat-4.htm

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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 08:42:06 PM »

I've cooked ostrich before, which may be similar.  It was very dark - closer to beef than chicken in taste and texture, and very, very lean. So it shouldn't be over cooked (which will make it dry) and it does well with a marinade to help keep moisture in.

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Re: Ground Emu?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 05:25:06 PM »
My sister used to raise emu's.  It is very lean meat so as other poster indicated, cook it rare.  I asked her to email a recipe and this is what she sent for a roast.

Roasted Emu Roast

5 to 6 lb. emu roast
2 Tbsp. garlic
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. thyme
2 Tbsp. rosemary
2 Tbsp. basil
2 Tbsp. parsley
cup olive oil
2 cups red wine
 

Mix dry spices together. Spread half of the spice mixture onto the roast and cover. Marinade for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. Remove the roast and place into a roasting pan. Preheat oven to 350 F. Re-season roast with remaining spices. Add olive oil and wine. Insert meat thermometer in thickest part of roast and bake for 1 to 2 hours or until thermometer reaches 160. Baste every 20-30 minutes with pan juices. Serves 8-10.


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Re: Ground Emu? Update
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 06:18:46 PM »
Marinaded the emu with garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce. Cooked with potatoes and vegetables.  My new favourite meat.
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