AOF Filets & Steaks

Ostrich Pearl Filet

$40.00 USD

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After the fan filet and the inside strip, this is among the most premium muscle cuts on the bird. Due to their relatively small size, pearl filets are packaged whole (not portion-cut).

 

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DISCOVER OSTRICH PEARL FILET

Ostrich pearl filets are cuts of lean red meat that are low in fat and rich in premium flavor. There are only two pearl filets on an ostrich, weighing approximately 1 pound each. After the fan filet and the inside strip, this is among the most premium muscle cuts on the bird. Due to their relatively small size, pearl filets are packaged whole (not portion-cut).

Gourmet ostrich is extremely versatile and can be substituted in virtually any recipe in place of lean beef, venison, bison, turkey, pork, and more.  Click Learn More, below, for expert tips on cooking ostrich.

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RECIPES FROM THE FARM KITCHEN

Pearl Salad: Our take on a light, refreshing spring salad, with plenty of healthy protein, of course.

Ostrich Carpaccio: A light, fresh, zero-carb plate that can be served as an impressive appetizer or a light meal.  An 8oz portion of any of our premium steaks or filets will work well for this recipe.

Click here to visit our full Recipe Library for detailed ingredient lists, preparation instructions, pro tips, and the inspiration and confidence to wow your lucky dinner mates!

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PACKAGED WITH CARE

Many of our first time customers have never had meat shipped directly to their door. These are some of the most common questions we receive about shipping.

Is the meat frozen?
Our meats are flash-frozen immediately after harvest and remain 100% airtight in a state of deep freeze until shipment, at which time they are carefully packaged with sufficient dry ice and renewable insulation to maintain our very high standards of food safety during shipment.

We calculate the amount of dry ice and insulation to use in every package based on the shipping address, shipping service, and the weather likely to be experienced en route to your door.

What if my meat thaws in transit?
While we strive to ensure every order arrives fully frozen, carrier delays do happen. The important thing to remember is that upon arrival, as long as the meat is still cold to the touch, it is perfectly safe and appropriate to put right into your freezer, or fully thaw to cook.

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SAFE HANDLING

Buying frozen meat means you will have the extra step of thawing your meat but we promise, thawing ostrich is easy! The three options below are the safest, easiest methods to get fresh meat from the freezer to your plate.

  • Pull your filets or ground meat out of the freezer a day ahead of time and give it at least 24 hours in your refrigerator. A pound should take no longer than a day to fully thaw; our 4-6lb Ostrich Tip Roasts can take up to 3 days. Once thawed, meat is safe to use for at least 5 days.
  • Craving an awesome ostrich cut but forgot to pull it out to thaw? Thawing in cold water is much faster than the refrigerator, but requires more attention. This method requires a waterproof package or bag to keep water out of your meat. Once thawed, it is recommended that the meat be used right away and not refrozen prior to cooking.
  • While we don't recommend it, thawing in the microwave might be your best option if you're in pinch, as it's the fastest thawing method there is. Always cook immediately after thawing and do not refreeze prior to cooking.

SUSTAINABLE RED MEAT, WITH WINGS!

The Healthiest Red Meat

Ostrich is higher in protein and iron than beef, and lower in fat and cholesterol than any other traditional animal protein.

The Highest Quality

All of our ostrich meat comes from 100% whole muscle cuts, with absolutely nothing added. Every package of ostrich meat is USDA inspected and flash-frozen at peak freshness.

All-American & Sustainable

Every ostrich is ethically raised, humanely harvested, and packaged on our solar-powered, environmentally sustainable farm in Idaho.

BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. 

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A BETTER OPTION

Raising ostriches requires 1/3 the fresh water, 1/50th the land, and generates 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of cattle.

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ECO-FRIENDLY FARM

Our solar-powered facilities, locally sourced feed, and systems to convert waste into chemical-free compost are just a few of the ways we conserve resources.

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NET ZERO IMPACT

We utilize every possible byproduct and are continually looking for innovative ways to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment.

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ALWAYS HUMANE

We go to great lengths to ensure our flock is healthy, happy, and humanely handled from hatch to harvest.