If you are looking for a healthier alternative to beef, you should try kangaroo steak.
It can be tender and a great source of protein and iron when cooked properly.
Not only that kangaroo meat is very versatile, but it can also be used in stir fry, curries, and bbq.
However, due to its gamey flavor and lean nature, the meat can easily get dry and overcooked.
Let’s find out how to grill kangaroo like a true grill master!
What makes Kangaroo Meat Special.
Kangaroo meat is very high in protein and has a low-fat content.
It contains less than 2% of fat, making it a healthier option for red meat. Asides from its great nutritional value, kangaroo meat also has a unique and bold flavor.
Kangaroo meat is considered sustainable because they produce less methane than other animals. It is also affordable meat.
Kangaroo meat is extremely common in Australian supermarkets. kangaroo steaks are also called kangaroo fillets.
Ways to Cook Kangaroo Meat.
There are different ways to cook kangaroo meat. You can smoke kangaroo, sear it in a skillet or sous vide it.
How to Tenderize Kangaroo Steak for BBQ.
A marinade can be used on the kangaroo steak to give the meat extra flavor and tenderize it. Follow this simple marinade recipe to get delicious healthy meat.
Step 1: Mix crushed garlic cloves, soy sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper, and sesame seed oil in a bowl.
Step 2: Place the steaks on the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let the steak marinate overnight in the fridge
How to Grill Kangaroo Steak on BBQ.
As it is lean meat you don’t want to overcook it as it might become tough and chewy.
Kangaroo steaks are best-served medium-rare.
Follow these simple steps to barbecue kangaroo steak like a true grill master!
Step 1: Marinate The Kangerro Steaks
Step 2: Get The Grill Hot
Preheat the barbecue to high heat.
Step 3: Grill The Meat
Cook the meat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Step 4: Let The Kangaroo Meat Rest
Let the kangaroo steak rest on foil for 10 minutes after cooking.
The meat is properly cooked when it is golden brown on the outside and light pink on the inside. If you prefer your steaks rare, cook them for 7 to 8 minutes in total.
What to Serve With Kangeroo Steaks
Barbecued kangaroo steaks are great served with mac and cheese or sweet potato fries. Or you can slice it thinly and make a delicious stir fry
Grilled Kangaroo Steak
- 1 Grill
- 4 whole Kangaroo Steaks
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1 tsp Sesame seed oil
- Mix crushed garlic cloves, soy sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper, and sesame seed oil in a bowl. Place the steaks on the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let the steak marinate overnight in the fridge
- Preheat the barbecue to high heat.
- Cook the meat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Let the kangaroo steak rest on a foil for 10 minutes after cooking.
Sous Vide Kangeroo Steaks
Another way to get tender and juicy kangaroo steak is using the sous vide technique.
This basically involves cooking the meat in a temperature-controlled water bath.
Follow these steps to use the sous vide technique on kangaroo steaks.
Step 1: Set the Sous Vide slow cooker to 50 degrees celsius.
Step 2: Season both sides of the steak with salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and paprika.
Step 3: Place the seasoned meat in an airtight ziplock bag with olive oil and red wine.
Step 4: Place the ziplock bag in the water bath for 2 hours.
Step 5: Heat the BBQ/grill to high and place the meat on the hot grill.
Step 6: Cook the meat on each side for 2 minutes and let it rest for 10 minutes after cooking.
There are a lot of ways to use barbecued kangaroo steaks. You can have it in a healthy salad or in a or stir fry. They can also be cut up into cubes and grilled as kebabs with vegetables.
Have you tried kangaroo steak?
Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)
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