There are many ways to prepare Kangaroo just for your special furry four-legged friend. You can make a pasta, turn it into a slow-cooked stew or create a basic meal. All three of these come chock full of vitamins, proteins and nutrients you can trust simply because you made them yourself.
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The Taste Test
Kangaroo is light and healthy for dogs. It’s excellent for dogs with sensitive stomachs and is a great alternative to other meats loaded with artificial hormones and antibiotics. But how do you cook this exotic meat for your canine companion?
Before going haywire with the recipes below, make sure your dog actually likes eating Kangaroo. Start off with an unseasoned piece in the broiler or on the grill. Just brush a little coconut or olive oil over the entire piece of meat. Cook it on each side until it reaches an inner temperature between 135°F to 145°F.
Allow it to cool completely and cut it up into bite-sized pieces. Give it to your dog as a treat to see how they do with it. In the event you’re unsure, try it as a treat this way a few times and evaluate the situation. If they seem to like it, try one of the dishes below.
Puppy’s Grilled Pasta
Puppy’s Pasta is a gentle, simple and basic recipe. It takes about 45 minutes to make; 15 minutes for preparation and another 30 minutes for cooking. It will make about eight to 10 servings depending on how much your dog eats in one meal.
Items You’ll Need
- Vegetable Steamer (or other similar device)
- Measuring Cups
- Large Stirring Spoon
- Vegetable Peeler
- Large Bowl
- Freezer Bags or Other Airtight Container
- A Grill or Broiler
- Cooking Tongs
- Meat Thermometer
- 4 Small Bowls
- 8 oz package of Gluten Free Pasta (rotini or penne)
- 10 Cups Water
- 3¼ lb Kangaroo Fillets brushed with Olive Oil
- 2 Potatoes, chopped
- 2 Celery Stalks, chopped
- 1 Small Sweet Potato, chopped
- 1 Large Carrot, chopped
- ½ Cup Frozen Peas
- Boil the10 cups of water in the saucepan until rolling and bubbling.
- Cook the entire pasta package for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender.
- While waiting for the water to boil and then the pasta to cook, cut the carrot, potato, sweet potatoes, and celery. Put each in one of the small bowls and set off to the side.
- When the pasta finishes cooking, use the strainer to separate the water.
- Rinse with cool water (if recommended by the pasta’s manufacturer) and allow the pasta to sit off to the side.
- Start up your grill or turn on the broiler until the temperature reaches 500°F.
- Brush the Kangaroo fillets with some olive oil.
- In the meantime, start boiling some water at the bottom of a vegetable steamer and place the carrot, potatoes and sweet potatoes in the basket. You can also use a medium saucepan with a colander that fits inside with a lid.
- Steam the vegetables until tender, about 15 minutes, and then add the celery along with the frozen peas. Let this steam for another five to 10 minutes. You want to ensure the vegetables are soft, but not too firm, cold or mushy.
- Remove the steamed veggies from the heat and allow them to cool off to the side.
- Begin grilling the Kangaroo meat. If using a broiler, place them on a shallow baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Depending on how thick the steaks are, cook on each side for five to eight minutes until it reaches an inner temperature of 135°F to 145°F.
- Allow them to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. When cool to the touch, cut the meat into bite-sized pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine veggies, pasta and Kangaroo meat into individual containers.
- Put the portioned food into the refrigerator or the freezer.
Roo Stew for Rover
This simple Kangaroo stew for your dog cooks in a slow cooker. Perfect for busy owners who want to give their fur babies more fresh, healthy food selections.
Items You’ll Need
- Slow Cooker
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Freezer Bags or Other Container
- 5½ lbs minced Kangaroo meat
- 1 bag frozen Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower
- 2 Cups of Wild or White Rice
- 3 Cups of water
- 4 eggs
- 2 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Parsley
- Place all ingredients for the dog food into the slow cooker.
- Mix with a spoon to break up any clumps of meat
- Allow it stew all day on the lowest setting for seven to eight hours.
- Let it cool completely and portion out meals in freezer-safe containers.
- Put the meals into the refrigerator or freezer.
Organic Kangaroo Vittles
This recipe is ideal for more mature dogs. It helps with eyesight and aids digestion while packed with nutrients and a taste your dog will love.
Items You’ll Need
- Large Cooking Pot
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Cups
- 3 Cups Kangaroo meat, chopped or ground
- ½ Cup each: Carrot, Zucchini, and Corn
- 1 Cup Wild or White Rice
- 2 Cups Water
- ⅔ Cup Pureed Pumpkin, plain and unseasoned
- ½ Tbsp Coconut Oil
- Chop the vegetables and kangaroo meat on the cutting board with a knife. Start with the vegetables and put them in a small bowl, ending with cutting the meat.
- In the cooking pot, sauté the Kangaroo meat in the coconut oil until just browned.
- Then add the rice, water and pureed pumpkin; bring to a gentle boil on medium high heat.
- Turn the heat down to medium low and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add the vegetables and allow it to cook for another 20 to 30 minutes.
- When the rice and veggies are soft with most of the water reduced, remove the pot from heat and allow it to thoroughly cool.
- Portion it out into meals and store it in the refrigerator or the freezer. I will keep for up to five days in the fridge.