Barbecued Kangaroo with Strawberry Sauce & a Cube of Chips paleo diet recipe-min

Barbecued Kangaroo with Strawberry Sauce & a Cube of Chips

I love Kangaroo.  Living in Australia it is a really cheap meat – and as kangaroos aren't farmed I know I'm getting good meat.

Kangaroo goes really well with plum sauce.  Unfortunately however the stone fruit season doesn't start for another month or two here, so I had to improvise for lunch today!  I had lots of frozen strawberries so made a strawberry sauce which went really well with the Roo!

I love sweet potatoes so used them to make big chunky sweet potato chips, which I stacked like a game of Jenga.

Barbecued Kangaroo with Strawberry Sauce & a Cube of Chips
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
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  • Two small onions, diced
  • 200g organic tomato paste
  • 200g frozen strawberries
  • pinch of mustard powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Spoon of coconut oil
  • For the Chip Cube:
  • One large sweet potato
  • Salt (I use pink himalayan crystal salt)
  • oregano
  • EVOO
  • And of course, Kangaroo
  1. Saute the onion in coconut oil and added the tomato purée, after a few minutes, with a couple of tablespoons of water.
  2. Add in the mustard and pepper and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Add the strawberries and allowed it to simmer for about ten minutes.
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  5. Cut the sweet potato into 18 equally sized lengths and arranged them on an over tray.
  6. Drizzle some EVOO on the chips and some salt and oregano before putting it in the oven at 200 degrees. Cook for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
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  8. Once the sauce cools, put it in the blender until it reaches a nice consistency.
  9. Barbecue the Kangaroo very simply, I try to do Kangaroo rare.
  10. Once everything is cooked Iassemble the cube using three layers of three sweet potato chips.
  11. Add a couple of spoonfuls of sauce to the kangaroo and serve!
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The sweetness of the sauce was a great compliment to the Kangaroo.


Not in Australia?  I believe Kangaroo meat is available in some exotic meat stores around the World.  I'd love to hear what you think of this recipe, and if you have any top Kangaroo dishes – let me know in the comments below!

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7 replies
  1. Buttoni
    Buttoni says:

    Your sauce intrigues me! Not sure I’d ever run down kangaroo meat here in Central Texas, as it wasn’t in the exotic meats at our new Natural Grocery. But I’m guessing this might be equally good on BBQ pork, duck or chicken as well. I’ definitely will be trying your sauce!

    • Suz
      Suz says:

      I’d love to hear what you make of it Buttoni! The tomato and pepper completely
      changes the taste – I bet duck would be a good combination too…

    • ric oshay
      ric oshay says:

      Well I guess when your talking about the Natural Grocery your talking about Route 67 out of San Angelo cause I’m as sure as hell you aint gunna run down any kangaroo out there.

      But if you come over to Oz I can take you for a ride down Lake Cargelligo Road out of Condoblin and there’s a good chance we can knock over a roo or two to chuck in the back of the ute and take home to throw on the barbie.

  2. Jason
    Jason says:

    Greetings from Broome Western Australia!

    Kangaroo has been a staple in our family since I was a young fella. The fact that I don’t have to go shoot one or get a farmer to shoot one for me nowadays is a great blessing. I’ve gotten my wife and in-laws onto kangaroo as well and they’re all really impressed by it. My favourite kangaroo recipe would have to be Vindaroo – Goan style curry. Tail meat or rump aren’t bad options for the cut if you can get them. Look for a good Vindaloo sauce recipe from scratch, substitute in any paleo items (can’t recall what its got that isn’t Paleo – ?vinegar) and Bob’s your uncle.

  3. Carissa
    Carissa says:

    Hello from Sydney!

    Delicious sauce! I added a tiny splash of red wine vinegar and a hand full of fresh strawberries and blueberries because I had them in the fridge. I’m sure this sauce would be lovely with duck too!


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