Kangaroo Another Red Meat

feb2013_113   Skippy,  Skippy, the bush Kangaroo. Skippy, Skippy with a red wine and shallot jus…Stop it, show some decorum. Apparently this is the only country where we eat our national coat of arms, I haven’t tried Emu yet but Kangaroo is quite tasty.
I like it a lot but Paula just can’t eat it, tonight she had maybe three mouthfuls and had to stop eating it. A lot of people site a tangy coppery taste like many game animals have. I have tasted that but it was in a roo steak. This mini roast reminded me of lamb ( maybe a lamb that had a stag for a daddy as it is a bit like venison) and I couldn’t taste the coppery flavour Paula says she could taste. I think Paula’s aversion is more prior knowledge rather than any taste issue. I cooked this roast on the bbq along with the veges other than the asparagus in egg and cheese sauce. The sauce is a Red Wine and Shallot Jus.

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feb2013_108  Kangaroo is 98% fat free, high in protein, high in iron and low in saturated fats.

…Of Fudge and Fairy Bread

When I met the love of my life she was eighteen and wild and lived on  milo+milk and toast and her cooking abilities were limited to plugging that toaster in. In the past 18+ yrs she has cooked probably 4 main meals and despite my extensive cooking knowledge has managed to stay relatively cooking illiterate. I say relatively, because one thing my darling does do well is sweets. Somehow sugar based items are indelibly etched into her mind. The featured pic is one of her best, Chocolate Fudge. Everything fudge should be sweet but not sickly
and best of all quick and easy, many a sugar seeking rampage has been quelled by fast fudge facilitation. Other specialities are Deep Fried Ice Cream, the best Banana Pancakes and Apple Fritters. And just when you think its safe to relax she will drag you back to your childhood with Fairy Bread or Choc Coated Strawberries. These days she will eat most things I put in front of her including “green things” and even some of her sworn enemies like onion and Brussel sprouts, despite most meals undergoing a forensic grade autopsy, looking for unwanted ingredients.

Fairy Bread 

Choc Coated Strawberries

The Kluzty Cooks Red Capsicum Relish

Sweet Red Capsicum Relish…this relish is a recipe from a website
called “The Klutzy Cook”.

Until I made this relish I was a reluctant capsicum eater,now I’m addicted to this stuff. It tastes as good as it looks and is easy as to make. So far I’ve had it with roast duck, crackers and cheese and part of an antipasto plate and was even caught considering its merits with icecream. Go to the Klutzy Cook website for the recipe.