Ostrich with Peppered Cranberry Sauce

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  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed mixed peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 lb ostrich medallion (1/2 inch/1 cm thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberry

Method

In 11-x-7-inch (2 L) glass baking dish, whisk together wine, garlic, peppercorns and oregano. Add ostrich, turning to coat; cover and refrigerate allowing to marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Sauce:
In skillet, melt butter over low heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes or until softened. Increase heat to medium-high. Add stock and cranberries; bring to boil, stirring to scrape up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Boil gently for 8 minutes or until reduced by half.

Remove ostrich from marinade; discard marinade. In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and sprinkle with salt ; cook, turning once, for 3 minutes or until browned on outside and still very pink inside. Transfer to platter. Serve sauce over top.

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