Emu Meat Heart Healthy!
It may seem odd to hear of a red meat being touted as a health food; but the emu industry is doing exactly that, and with good cause. "Many consumers have been instructed to give up red meat because of cholesterol, but since emu is low in saturated fats, as well as being packed with the vitamins and minerals needed by those with immune deficiencies, it is an excellent health choice," said Charles Ramey, AEA president.
Emu meat must be tenderized before cooking
Recognized as Heart Healthy by the American Heart Association, emu ranked best in 15 out of 20 essential nutrients in a USDA funded study at the University of Wisconsin.
Source: American Emu Association.
1/2 kilo of emu rump
2 teaspoons of olive oil
handful of peppercorns
1 1/2 cups of red wine
1 cubed/skinned egg plant
1 medium sweet potatoe
2 cups of beef stock - leave a little for sauce.
young green beans
packet of puff pastry or shortcrust pastry
Place the the cubed emu rump, cubed and skinned eggplant and sweet yam in a large pot.
Pour in 2 cups of beef stock and cup of red wine.
Throw in about 6 - 8 peppercorns, leave to stew for about 30 mins stirring every 10 mins so the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
The eggplant breaks down and creates a fair amount of water. the mixture will reduce considerably.
So add about 2 tablespoons of flour and a tablespoon of butter and thicken the sauce - enough for pies.
Make pastries squares roughly 15cm square. Make smaller squares and place in the middle of larger squares to strenghten the pastry where the meat sits.
Add about a 2 heaped tablespoons of meat in the centre. Pull up the sides of the pastry to make a parcel - and pinch in the middle, place in a moderate oven for rough 15 - 20 mins.
1 sliced onion sprinkle in more pepper 1/2 cup of wine splash in beef stock
2 tablespoons of honey.
Cook sauce until it reduces a little Pour over pies once the pies are cooked.
The pie goes well with fresh, steamed brussle sprouts, beans, cauliflower and carrots for colour.
1kg of minced emu
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 chicken egg
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup minced bell pepper
Mix all ingredients by hand in large bowl. You should have a very moist mixture.
Pat into the size of burger you would like and coat lightly with flour.
Toast Burger Buns under grill, spread on pesto, Bbq sauce or ketchup, lettuce, Cheese, eat with fries and drink with your fav beer, job done!
Australian Aboriginal sandals made from Emu feathers
Aussie truckie walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.
The truckie says, "A hamburger, chips and a coke," and turns to the emu, "What's yours?" "I'll have the same," says the emu.
A short time later the waitress returns with the order "That will be $9.40 please," and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.
The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, "A hamburger, chips and a coke." The emu says, "I'll have the same.."
Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
This becomes routine until the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the waitress.
"No, it's Friday night, so I'll have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man. "Same," says the emu.
Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62."
Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.
The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, mate, how do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?"
"Well, love" says the truckie, "a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."
"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"
"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man. The waitress asks, "What's with the bloody emu?"
The truckie sighs, pauses, and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with a big arse and long legs, who agrees with everything I say."