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      Title: Kangaroo Escalopes with Spinach & Anchovy Butter
 Categories: Australian, Meats
      Yield: 6 Servings
 
    600 g  Kangaroo fillet, trimmed
      2 bn Of English spinach
     12    Anchovy fillets
    200 g  Unsalted butter
      1 ts Lemon juice
      1 ts Black pepper freshly ground
      1 ts Sea salt
           Olive oil
 
  "Most people won't have ever tasted kangaroo. It is a sweet,
  strong-tasting meat, it's texture and taste described as somwe- here
  between venison and liver...To eat kangaroo, you have to like game;
  you have to like offal and you have to be a red meat eater...It's a
  very big, very strong-tasting meat."
  
  These recipes are by Chris Manfield from The Paragon Cafe, Circular
  Quay.
  
  Slice the kangaroo fillet into thin slices, three per serve. Brush
  with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with black pepper. Remove stalks
  from spinach and wash leaves thoroughly. Plunge into rapidly boiling
  water for 30 seconds. Strain and immerse immediately in iced water to
  stop the cooking process and main- tain the green colour. When cold,
  remove leaves from water and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  
  Soften 100 g unsalted butter and blend in food processor with the
  anchovies, lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt and pepper until
  smooth. Scrape out onto a piece of foil and form into a sausage
  shape. Refrigerate until firm Heat a large, heavy- base, cast-iron
  fry pan or grill plate until hot. Toss in the oiled meat slices and
  quickly sear on each side. Do not turn until the first side is
  properly sealed--this does not take very long--and don't overcook.
  Remove meat and rest in a warm place until all the meat slices are
  cooked. In another pan, over medium heat, melt the remaining butter,
  add the squeezed spinach and the salt and pepper, and stir until the
  spinach is hot. Divide the spinach into four portions, spoon onto the
  centre of the plate, top with three escalopes. Slice the anchovy
  butter so it begins to melt over the hot meat. Serve immediately.
  
  From an article in The Sydney Morning Herald by Shelli-Anne Couch.
  3/2/93. Courtesy, Mark Herron.


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