Lidl are out of reindeer steaks again. I can’t seem to catch them when they’re in stock. It’s the Daily Mail’s fault for publicising them. They had diced reindeer but I was in the mood for steak, not a Rudolph casserole.
There was venison, but I’ve had that before. So there I was, definitely in a ‘something new in steak format’ mood, passing over quail and partridge and lobster and… wait! Kangaroo steak? Oho.
A chunk of meat from an animal whose home range is as far away from me as it’s possible to get without leaving the planet. How could I resist? I didn’t. I also didn’t resist the big jar of anchovies for three quid. Nor did I resist Glen Orchy although I admit to havering a bit over the Ben Bracken. I’ll get the posh one for Smoky-Drinky on Friday.
Kangaroo meat is dark, a bit like beef in texture but with a stronger flavour somewhat reminiscent of liver, I thought. There’s almost no fat in it but I fixed that problem by frying it in butter. It’s reasonably cheap too, at £3.99 for 300g, and most of that price will be the cost of shipping it halfway around the planet with a stopover in Germany for packaging..
Normally when I go into Lidl I head for the gadgetry and the booze. The rest is ‘food’ and I can get that anywhere. Or so I thought. Tonight I had fried kangaroo for tea. A definite first.
I’m going to have to pay a lot more attention to the foods available in Lidl in the future. Next I think I’ll try quail. Doesn’t look like there’s much meat on them though. Or maybe partridge or maybe… I’m going to need to clear some freezer space before I go back.
I recommend kangasteaks. If you prefer your meat non-bleeding, cook for a lot longer than the recommended time. And remember to sing as it sizzles.
Either ‘Fry me kangaroo brown, sport’ or ‘Skippy, Skippy – Skippy the cooked kangaroo.’
It’ll amuse the cheeeldren.