I hope you we had a wonderful Australia Day on Saturday, and are now enjoying our government sanctioned public holiday. I do love a long weekend!

Kangaroo Pie

Kangaroo for an Australia Day Picnic Food

There is nothing more Australian than a three day weekend.

Kangaroo for Australia Day

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As I promised in my Australia Day story I am sharing the recipe for my tasty Kangaroo pockets. If you are serving these to children you might want to start slowly with the pepper.

This recipe is a completely original Gourmet Getaways creation so I do hope you enjoy it.

Kangaroo Puff Pockets


  • 1 kg Macro Meats Kangaroo Mince
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 520gm jar Fruit Chutney
  • 2 Tbs corn flour
  • 8 sheets puff pastry
  • Milk to glaze
  • Black sesame seeds to garnish


Place the mince and water in a heavy base saucepan. Stir the meat so that all the pieces of meat have separated and boil.

Kangaroo mince

Poaching Kangaroo Mince

Chop the garlic, shallots and thyme and add this to the poaching meat with salt and pepper.

Cooked Kangaroo Mince

Cooked Kangaroo Mince w liquid evaporated

Continue to cook until most of the residual water has evaporated.

Combine the jar of fruit chutney with the cornflour and stir until the cornflour is dissolved.

Complete Kangaroo Mince

Completed Kangaroo Mince Filling

Reduce the heat, and add the fruit chutney mixture to the meat. Stir until the sauce has thickened.

Remove the minced meat from the heat and cool before use. If you refrigerated the meat it is easier to use.

Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Prepare 2 or 3 cookie slides with baking paper.

Thaw puff pastry and cut into four even squares.

Take a heaped tablespoon or so of the cooled meat and place it into the square of pastry. Fold the pastry square into a triangle.

Kangaroo Pockets

Making the Kangaroo Pockets

Brush each triangle with milk or an egg wash if preferred. Sprinkle the pastry triangles with sesame seeds to garnish.

Kangaroo Puff Pastry Pockets

Kangaroo Puff Pastry Pockets

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.

These little pouches make great picnic food and would also pack up well for lunch boxes.

Kangaroo Pockets Image

Kangaroo Pockets For Australia Day

Speaking of lunch boxes, school is going back for the Gourmet family on Wednesday so I better get busy with something for the kiddies lunchbox.

Australia Day Food

Australia Day Food Idea

For all the mummy foodies, what do you make your kids for school lunches? I survived on 13 years of Vegemite sandwiches, but I try to make interesting food for my little ones.