I've started to eat Kangaroo regularly since I began my paleo lifestyle. Since Kangaroos aren't farmed in Australia, I know I'm getting free range meat from animals that have been eating a natural diet. Also, in Australia at least, Kangaroo meat is a cheap very accessible meat – which is a great help in offsetting the cost of more expensive free range meats.
Fillet cuts of Kangaroo are widely available in Coles and Woolworths as well as local butchers. Loin and rump cuts are also stocked in some places. Whilst there are many pre-marinated and processed kangaroo products available too – avoid those and make your own!
Kangaroo is lean & rich in protein, making it a great protein component of a paleo meal.
For a quick and easy Aussie Kangaroo dinner, make some plum sauce using 4 fresh large plums, remove the pits and add to a blender with 2 garlic cloves, a chunk of fresh ginger, a squeeze of lemon, the juice of an orange and a sprinkling of onion powder, nutmeg, mustard and pepper. Once blended transfer to a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Meanwhile barbeque your kangaroo to medium-rare perfection, then serve with your delicious home-made plum sauce.
Look out for more Paleo Kangaroo inspired dishes in the coming weeks. Have a great Kangaroo recipe? Tell us about it!
And if you aren't in Australia but want to try some Kangaroo? You should be able to find some frozen and vacuum sealed – look for an exotic meat dealer, or speak to your local butcher. Many companies export Kangaroo to New Zealand, so options there should be a lot more plentiful.