• Kangaroo burgers – an alternative to beef? (Gourmet Game)Source: Gourmet Game
Healthy, sustainable and easy to cook, here's how to up your kangaroo ante.
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2 Jul 2018 - 1:15 PM  UPDATED 4 Jul 2018 - 2:27 AM

Kangaroo san choy bow

A lean Australian take on the easy Chinese classic, wrap and roll your roo in crisp iceberg lettuce.

Kangaroo san choy bow

Spicy kangaroo tacos

Mix it up for your next taco night with lean and tasty kangaroo strips that have been marinated in a Mexican spice mix.

Spicy kangaroo tacos with pico de gallo salsa

Braised kangaroo tail with spiced quandong mash

Kangaroo tail is so delicious and when it is cooked slowly, it is lip-smackingly good and this is a sensational dish that will jazz up your Sunday roast.

Braised kangaroo tail, spiced quandong mash and salt bush salad

Kangaroo, feta and rocket pizza

This vibrant topping of marinated roo, rocket, crumbled goat's feta and caramelised onion, puts a spin on the usual meat lover's.

Kangaroo pizza with beetroot, feta and rocket

Rogan josh

The classic Indian curry, rogan josh, gets an Australian feel with the addition of kangaroo. But don't think it's purely a meaty affair! Chickpeas, tomato and spinach add a wholesome quality to the hearty dish. 

Warm couscous and pumpkin salad with dukkah kangaroo fillet

Lean kangaroo meat and roasted vegetables tick the 'healthy' boxes, while mint and coriander pump up the freshness, and dukkah adds a delicious texture. You could use any grain in this warm salad — quinoa, barley or burghul, included — but we think the yielding nature of pearl couscous (also known as Israeli couscous) provides a delicious bite.  

Kangaroo, salsa verde and chilli sausage rolls

Give your sausage rolls a bit of a 'gourmet' treatment by pairing kangaroo mince with salsa verde. Encased in shortcrust pastry, these meaty parcels are wonderfully moist and more-ish. The salsa is one for your repertoire, too. If you're not in the mood for sausage rolls, serve the herb and caper mixture atop chargrilled meat, roasted potatoes or a simple salad.

Classic with a twist: kangaroo and chilli sausage rolls

Kanga burgers with apple and fennel slaw

Kanga mince is a lean alternative to the classic beef patty, particularly when enhanced with herbs and spice mix. The light, tangy crispness of the apple and fennel slaw pairs perfectly with the juicy burger, creating a stunning combo for backyard parties or easy weeknight dinners.

Kangaroo burgers – an alternative to beef?

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