Whole Ostrich needed. I am looking to find one to cook.
- JB BANNISTER May 22, 2012 05:25 PM
Any idea how much $$$ and where I can get one? I have an idea. It worked for the cow, llama, goats, lambs, elk and pigs.
Thanks for the help.
Google "Swedesboro Prime Meats & Seafood" (Located in Philadelphia) The owner is Steve McDonnell who is a master butcher and still deals in hanging meat. His site should come up which lists Ostrich as well as just about everything else. Steve is a great guy and will help you if he can.
Savenor's Market (in Boston/Cambridge) has a lot of exotic meats. There is a list on their website, which does not include ostrich, but I could swear that I've seen ostrich cuts in the store before.
They ship across the US and if they don't sell ostrich, may be able to direct you somewhere else. The butchers have a friendly reputation.
I thought BOVINOVA was last Saturday, May 19, 2012? What are you cooking up now?
By the way, google B & B Ostrich Farm, Waseca, Minnesota. I bet they could help you find an ostrich farmer in South Carolina. Shipping would kill you if you got one from Minnesota. Also, try the SC Department of Ag. I bet they have a "South Carolina Grown" division where they have lists of specialty farmers.
Ok, I'm editing and researching on the fly....
Aces Ostrich Farm
LLC, Rt. 3 Box 466
Walterboro, SC 29488
Tidesmeet Ostrich Farm, Inc.
5033 Trexler Ave.
Meggett, SC 29449
Ostrich is fairly difficult to cook well, as it's so lean. Can't imagine that cooking a whole one would yield a good result. Had a fantastic ostrich steak at a restaurant in Jackson Hole a few years back -- the flavor was incredible. Maybe a good idea would be to break down a whole bird, put portions with seasonings in foil packs, and cook, buried on hot rocks, for a shorter period of time.