I like lots of things. Facebook has taught me this (OK probably not but I do use the like button a lot) and the things that I like often surprise me. Some time ago I discovered that I liked pretty much any TV show where you watched people doing things that make you think “I could do that”. Shows with building, cooking, fishing, driving trucks on ice, running an oil rig, cutting down trees with helicopters. the list goes on, but I digress. The stuff I like seem to be reflected in the stuff I follow on my blog. Funny that
One of these blogs is Herbie Likes Spaghetti. I think the title is some reference to a cat but basically its two people with a cat who cook things and take pictures. No not pictures, food porn. Good for them. Anyway the food looks good, they seem like nice people and I thought I was overdue for a tribute post (I’ve done one before, look it up, it was for Cooking Lager) So I have had a crack at their recipe for…
This is as it says a tribute, not the original. I switched out the Ostrich for Roo. Roo is better, I’m in Australia and I can get it at my local supermarket. I figure one rare game meat is as good as the next. I also switched out the greens for the green vegetables in my fridge. I stuck with the mushroom sauce but used white wine from the fridge instead.
And here is the result. Pretty bloody good I think although my photo is no food porn. The one thing I can add is that roo is bloody easy to over cook. This is something to do with the meat being so lean, just sear it then let it rest for a bit. And this leads me to my key recommendation for cooking roo, don’t over cook it!
I would also like to add that all the morons that try and talk down harvesting roos, or any other animals for meat should go and find something productive to do. As Homer Simpson said “you don’t make friends with salad” all you meat hating losers have fun on your own being all weak and anemic. Harvesting Roos is actually a good thing for the planet, low carbon footprint and all that. I’m sure even our Ranga PM would approve.
OK back on track, meat is good, Herbie Likes Spaghetti is good, and beer is good. I think there is something in that for all of us.