Ep2 – Kangaroo Ragu or ‘RooGu’

Ep2 – Kangaroo Ragu or ‘RooGu’


Kangaroo Ragu or ‘RooGu (which is a very funny portmanteau, or shall I say portmantroo! Ha ha! Too much fun in the kitchen!)


Kangaroo Ragu or ‘RooGu’

Preparation time: 2 hours if you’re not slaughtering, skinning and disemboweling your own kill.

Serves: 6 people or 12 cats.

Degree of Difficulty: Very hard if you are sober and have a sense of smell, but very easy if you have some red wine on hand or have recently suffered a road trauma and are subsequently on strong medication.


  • 500g of kangaroo meat,[1] cut into chunks
  • 2 carrots, chopped roughly
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes[2]
  • 1 cup red wine[3]
  • Handful[4] seasonal herbs (bay, thyme, parsley)
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Oil for frying


  1. Pour wine! It’s 11am somewhere!
  2. Play The Katering Show Spotify RooGu Playlist™[5]
  3. Dust roo chunks in flour
  4. Put oil in heavy based pot and brown off roo chunks.[6]
  5. Put remaining ingredients in the pressure cooker and set the dial to 2 or the highest it will go to.[7]
  6. When the valve pops up and the hissing starts, it’s time for you to place the pot on a lower heat and cook for 45 minutes.[8]
  7. Take pressure cooker off heat and release pressure when cooled.[9]
  8. Serve over a bed of mashed potato. Garnish with parsley from someone’s garden.
  9. Serve with lots of red wine. Eat this when you are suffering from a cold; or simply feed to a neighbour’s cat that you do not like.


[1] We cooked with a female roo because The Katering Show™ has an affirmative action policy and believes in the promotion of women. In fact, 75% of our crew are women! #destroythejoint #destroothejoint.
[2] We used organic tomatoes because we believe in our children’s future, and the bees and Cate Blanchett, and because we were given some free cans by our sponsor Melba Fresh; who, rather boldly claim on their website, have a ‘Tradition of Fresh Produce.’
[3] And the rest of the bottle for the chef! Because life is TOO SHORT and MISERABLE TO BE SOBER! ARE WE RIGHT LADIES?!?! *HIGH FIVES SELF.*
[4] McLennan used her own hands, which are about 8 cm from wrist to the tip of the middle finger and about 5 cm across; so, you know, dainty ladies hands. If your hands are bigger than this you may want to investigate some Chinese binding techniques or hormone replacement therapies.
[5] NB Producers: Can we get our intern, Mindy or Mandy or whatever her name is, to get onto this? Please delete this post when the website goes live. OKAYTHANZBOI
[6] We did this in a pressure cooker, which we had express posted from Germany because McLennan chooses to spend her income on these kind of things rather than on a new car or on getting her hair coloured or buying clothes that don’t have compromised fabric under the arms and in the crotch.  
[7] Ours can go to 2, which is pretty high. We’re not sure how yours works, that’s between you and your pressure cooker. It’s none of our business. We respect your privacy.
[8] Alternatively, this can be done in a slow cooker, where you’ll need to cook the ragu for approximately 4-6 days for the kangaroo to be tender and vaguely edible.
[9] Do not release pressure when the pot is still hot. McLennan has done this and, trust us, it gives you a fright and/or can explode in your face and kill you.

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