Have you always wanted to try elk steak, but are unsure how to prepare it? With this recipe, learn how to get the perfect steak, every time. Delicious!
Are you interested in experimenting with a new ingredient? Try elk, a tasty and succulent meat, so long as you follow these steps to prepare it!
The sous vide method
One excellent way to cook elk is with the sous vide method. Using a sous vide device is highly recommended, since it makes it easier to control the temperature of the water that the steaks cook in.
First, place your sous vide device in a pot of water. Take the elk steaks out of the package, pat them dry, and season them with kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Put the steaks in a vacuum bag or sealed zip-top bag and put them into the sous vide bath at 131 to 135 degrees.
A perfect match for elk: brussels sprouts
Next, prepare your brussels sprouts as a side dish. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, trim the ends off the sprouts, and cut them in half. Distribute the sprouts on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with oil or bacon fat, salt, and pepper. Roast them for 30-40 minutes, and then face them all up and broil them for 5-10 minutes to brown them (but make sure they don’t burn!).
The finishing touches on your elk steak
After two hours, pull the steaks out of the sous vide, pat them dry, and sear using a propane torch or cast-iron pan. Brown some butter in a cast-iron pan, add a little bit of paprika, and spoon the mixture over the steaks and sprouts to serve. Enjoy!
An adventurous recipe
This recipe is a fun and tasty way to cook elk, an ingredient people might come into contact with by hunting an elk or might see at the store and want to experiment with. The sous vide device is easy to use, specialized cooking tool.
Questions about elk steak to discuss on Ohlelo:
- What drew you to wanting to cook elk?
- Do you have other preferred techniques for cooking elk?
- What side dishes do you like to pair with elk?
- Did you have any unexpected challenges with this recipe? Ways it could be improved?
- What other uncommon meats do you like to cook and how do you prepare them?
- How can you make sure to buy sustainably raised/hunted meat when consuming wild game meats like elk?
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