Spicy Peanut Ostrich Kebabs

Spicy Peanut Ostrich Kebabs

These kebabs are totally unrelated to satay kebab, they are encrusted in a dry peanut mixture and simply grilled or barbecued with a mouth watering result.

6 Portions
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes



  • 700g ostrich fillet steak
  • 24-30 wooden skewers

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp ground garlic
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground hot paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground chili
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g peanut
  • pinch salt

To Cook

  • groundnut oil or olive oil

To Serve

  • Yoghurt
  • Deep fried plantain slithers (see recipe)


  1. Ostrich: Slice the ostrich into wide thin strips and set aside. Soak the wooden skewers in water (for at least 30 minutes).
  2. Spice Mix: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and so that you have a coarse crumb mixture. Place in a bowl.
  3. Kebabs: Place the ostrich strips into the spice mixture and coat them well. Thread single strips of steak onto the wooden skewers. Place them on a tray and cover them with cling film and leave them for at least 1 hour before cooking.
  4. To Cook: Heat a grill to a high heat or barbecue. Brush the kebabs with oil and grill under a high heat for 8 minutes turning halfway or on a hot barbecue.
  5. To Serve: Place 4-6 kebabs on each plate with a spoonful of yoghurt and garnished with plantain slithers (optional). Serve.