The ostrich fan fillet is a cut from the upper inner thigh of the bird. It is the most tender cut from the ostrich and the easiest to work with. Ostrich has a deep red color and smooth texture.
Although this flavorful meat is technically poultry, ostrich is more like grass-fed beef than chicken or turkey. In fact, it tastes more like beef too!
Ostrich meat has additional benefits beyond its flavor. It is very low in fat and cholesterol, even lower than skinless chicken, while offering a high iron content, making it a great beef-alternative for those watching their weight. Also, this lower fat content means that there is less shrinkage during the cooking process (less raw meat needed per serving) and the meat will cook faster.