Kangaroo Puff Pastry Pockets
Kangaroo Puff Pastry Pockets

Kangaroo Puff Pastry Pockets

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.

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  1. So aussie! but I love it. good one babe 🙂

  2. I didn’t even know it was Australia Day until I opened my computer today. Well, better late than never: Happy Australia Day! Those pockets look delicious!

  3. Your comment that there is nothing more Australian than a long weekend has me chuckling 😀

  4. What a great idea! And don’t you think every weekend should be a long weekend? 😛

  5. Happy Australia Day! Your puffed pastries look like the perfect meat pockets I spotted on my last trip to London. Very much appreciate your sharing the scrumptious recipe.

  6. Good on you for creating an amazing recipe for Australia Day – this is so Aussie. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with kangaroo mince before but I would like to give this a try xx

  7. lovely post! i have never had minced kangaroo but after this post i’m tempted to try it out~ hope you had a lovely long weekend!

  8. What a great recipe – so Australian, especially with the addition of fruit chutney (my nan used to add it to her meat pie recipe). I second Lorraine’s comment – every weekend should be a three day weekend ; )

  9. These look fabulous. I do love a meat pie. I think here in the U.S. I would have to sub out the kangaroo mince though.

  10. What a great australian treat to have for Australia Day!!!

  11. What a clever idea. Absolutely loving the sound of this. It would have been wonderful to consume on our gorgeous hot Australia Day weather on Saturday!

  12. Best. What a perfect tribute to Straya Day! I would love to have this in my lunchbox.

  13. Perfect way to celebrate Australia Day! I’ll probably have to substitute ground beef in your recipe…looks so yummy!

    PS…you know, I had no idea what was in green enchilada sauce so I googled it and found a few recipes. I just pick out a can in the Mexican food area of our grocery store. It is slightly spicy and pureed and green 🙂 Here is a recipe if you’re interested: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/712431..it has tomatillos, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, etc. There seem to be tons of variations. I think you could use a red enchilada sauce, too.

  14. I love kangaroo and these little puff pastry snacks are a great idea!


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