Wednesday, 6 October 2010


At my local market, one of the meat vendors has all this exotic meat on display which I have often glanced at. So back in September, for my birthday, I decided it was time to try some of it out. Ok, you do pay premium price, but often can you tell your friends that you're frying zebra, crocodile or kangaroo for dinner? And it's only my birthday once a year so I treated my girlfriend and myself for this package of zebra loin. I had no idea of cooking it so I asked the butcher for a suggestion. He said just to fry it for a minute or less on each side, to eat it no more than medium cooked. I decided just to make a some potatoes in the oven and a bit of exotic ketchup to go with it. And the verdict? It tasted gamey with a hint of liver (in a good way), but it wasn't strong at all. Quite mild in the flavour. Though it was good, I won't be rushing out to get more unless the price goes down. As an experiment it's well worth trying though.
Zebra meat
4 potatoes
2 tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger flavoured jam (or fruit jam + some ginger)
Olive oil

The meat, take it out so it's at room temperature.

Fry the tomatoes with some jam and a bit of ginger in some oliveoil

Add a bit of thyme

Slice the potatoes, season them with salt. Toss them with some olive oil. Put them in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn them, sprinkle them with a bit of paprika. Give them another 20 minutes or until they are crispy.

On a hot grill or frying pan, fry the meat for one minute or less. Add a bit of quality salt. Turn. I use a grill as it leaves nice stripes on the meat (guess why...)

Serve and eat while warm.

A close-up of the meat. Nice and juice...