Friday, November 16, 2018

Gemsbok Meat: Wellington and Biltong

The gemsbok is one of four species of oryx and is found in arid regions of Southern Africa. 
Gemsbok in Etosha NP in Namibia. 
One of the best meat dishes we had on our trip was a gemsbok Wellington at Arnolds in Cape Town. The gemsbok steak was wrapped in bacon, coated with duxelles (a mixture of mushrooms, onions, herbs and black pepper sauteed in butter and reduced to a paste), then wrapped in a puff pastry and baked to medium rare. It was amazingly good. 
We also purchased some gemsbok biltong in Namibia. 

It is hard to compare it to any of the other meat we ate because of the special preparations what we ate went through. But it has to be pretty good, because that gemsbok Wellington was excellent. 

1 comment:

  1. Such delicious meat. I thought it was a lot better than kudu, an antelope of similar size.