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Ostrich prime steak with balsamic jus

12 minutes cooking time



Serves 4 – 5

  • 500 g Klein Karoo Ostrich Whole Fillet
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • Baste the meat with olive oil.
  • Heat a grill pan until very hot.
  • If braaiing, the coals should be very hot.
  • Place the steak in the pan or on the grid and seal both sides.
  • Once the meat is sealed, sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Turn meat twice on each side until done as preferred.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Baste again with a little olive oil.
  • Cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cooking times:


  • Rare: 8 minutes
  • Medium:12 minutes


  • Rare: 15 minutes
  • Medium:20 minutes


  • 250 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 70 g brown sugar
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed *
  • 50 g butter


  • Place balsamic vinegar, sugar, rosemary, and garlic in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes or until reduced by two thirds. Add butter and stir to combine. Serve with ostrich steak.

Recipe:  Tersia de Wet

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