Emu Meat : a Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Red Meat similar to Mutton
Emu Meat Recipes are Delicious grilled, broiled, pan fried, sauteed, roasted, sliced, diced or substituted in your favorite recipes. Emu meat will readily accept marinades within 30-60 minutes. Longer marinating is also acceptable. Since emu is a low fat red meat the cooking methods used need to be modified accordingly. Care needs to be used to not overcook this gourmet quality meat, which would result in a reduction in tenderness. For the best flavor and tenderness cook on med-high heat searing in the natural juices. The steaks of fillets can be butterfly cut to ensure thorough cooking if a well done meat is desired. Take meat off the heat before the pink is out of the middle. Emu meat will continue to cook after removal from the heat, so let the meat set for several minutes before cutting. Always cut against the grain of the meat.
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When substituting Emu meat in your recipes or planning your serving portions, keep in mind that low fat Emu meat will not shrink like other meats. You get more of what you pay for with no bones, exterior fat, or gristle. Emu meat is very shelf stable especially if vacuum packaged. Properly vacuum packaged meat will keep fresh in your refrigerator for up to 4 weeks, and up to 6-9 months in your freezer.
(When preparing fillets we suggest that you first cut them to no more than 1/2 inch thickness, brush with a little olive oil, add desired seasoning and grill, broil, or pan fry. The oil helps to retain moisture and will keep fillets from sticking.)
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