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RECIPE: Kangaroo with Lentils

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Recipes

As game meat, Kangaroo is a delicacy that I don’t serve regularly, as it is best cooked rare, which does not always appeal to my guests.   I love it because it is low in fat, low in cholesterol, high in protein and extremely tasty.

Each year the kangaroo population is surveyed and a national quota for a commercial kangaroo harvest begins.  Typically it is between 10-20% of the total kangaroo population. The sale of kangaroo meat is a large export food from Australia, particularly to Asia.

I hope you enjoy it.


Ingredients – Serves 4

4 Pieces Kangaroo Fillet

1 Tbspn Olive Oil

For the Lentils

1 Onion, chopped finely

1 Carrot, diced

1 Tspn Ground Ginger

1 Tbspn Ground Cumin

½ Tspn Cardamon Seeds

½ Cup Lentils, soaked overnight and drained

2 Cups Chicken stock

1 Cup of Chopped Basil, Mint and Coriander


For the Lentils, simmer onion, carrot and garlic in a small amount of olive oil for a few minutes. Add, ginger, cumin and cardamon and cook for a further two minutes. Add lentils and stock and simmer for one hour or until mixture reduces to thick consistency. Add herbs

Brush kangaroo with oil and sear in a hot pan for three minutes. Remember kangaroo should be served rare to medium rare. Rest meat, wrapped in foil for a few minutes before serving.

Serve kangaroo fillets on each serving plate, with lentils. Perfect with salad and fresh bread.

christine-watson.jpg Christine Watson


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ChristineWatson July 30, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I love eating kangaroo, and, although I cook it, I also tend to order it when I am out at a restaurant (if they serve it). I would love to be able to cook it more often, however not everyone at home will eat rare meat.

simonturner July 30, 2009 at 11:39 pm

As a game meat, kangaroo is one of my favourites, although I prefer it cooked rare-medium (I don't really like any meat rare, unless of course it's sushi).

salamndstron September 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

Wow what a tasty looking recipe, I found another great looking recipe for kangaroo here http://yovia.com/blogs/naturalingredients/ It also explains how healthy and green it is to eat roo meat.

simonturner September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am

Thanks for sharing. We'll definitely be checking it out.

simonturner September 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for sharing. We'll definitely be checking it out.

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