Food. I absolutely love food and grew up with the family nickname of ‘dustbin’ because I would literally eat anything, try anything, have seconds and then happily finish everyone else’s leftovers. And meat. I could never, ever even attempt to try a diet which didn’t contain meat- it just doesn’t appeal to me at all. Over the past couple of years I’ve even started getting a bit more adventurous when it comes to meat by trying something exotic everytime we head to a local food festival and a favourite of mine is Kangaroo.
A couple of month ago a fellow North East blogger posted in a blog group that a new local business was launching and they were looking for people to review and the business is called Wild On Meats- clearly I offered to review without question!
I received a sample selection of some of the meat products they have available; Camel Sausages, Kangaroo Burgers, Crocodile Burgers and Ostrich Burgers. I’ve already tried Kangaroo and Ostrich before and know how incredible they both are so was very interested to try the other two.
First we tried the Camel Sausages which I grilled and dished up with some Cajun Rice, Stir-fry Veg and a chunky Tomato & Garlic sauce. The whole thing was incredible but the Camel Sausages were a million times nicer than I was expecting! They looked quite dry once I’d cooked them in the grill but they weren’t at all, they were deliciously succulent (without all the grease) and the flavour was amazing. I’m not going to compare them to pork- they don’t taste like that and were miles better than some pork sausages I’ve had. It did say on the pack that they go really well on a breakfast and I wouldn’t hesitate to throw them on my fry-up!
The following week we decided to try out the Crocodile Burgers. Again I threw these under the grill but you have to be careful with them as they can fall apart quite easily. Like the sausages though, there was no excess fat dripping out like you’d get from a regular beef burger!
Now I have to admit I didn’t enjoy the burger 🙁 This is totally unheard of for me but the texture just wasn’t for me. They’re so juicy that they are really soft and quite mushy- but the flavour was gorgeous so I think next time I might try a cut of Crocodile Tail rather than the burger. G was extremely impressed though and demolished all of his plus the half I left- typical bloke- and Violet had a few bites and enjoyed it.
Wild, exotic meats seem to be becoming more and more popular because they are high in protein and very low in fat and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. They’re also low in cholesterol which is a bonus because all I seem to hear these days is advertisements about how we need to be watching our cholesterol and brands coming up with lowering alternatives. In fact my Dad has just been told he needs to watch his cholesterol so I might get him on the Camel Sausages for breakfast!
Wild On Meats offer a large selection of wild, exotic meats to try and they even have BBQ, Student, Fitness and Steak Packs if you want to try a good selection, check out their website here. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Mother Hermit xx
I received this sample selection of products in return for an honest review. All views and opinions are that of my own.