Elk Chops

Last night, for the first time ever, I tried my hand at preparing Elk. I don’t mind sharing with you that I was quite impressed with my efforts.

Over the years I’ve eaten my fair share of wild game. I lived with Mr. Eats, Sleeps & Breathes Hunting for a handful of years, but never, in all that time, did I prepare the meat. I was on side dish only duty. This made me a little uncertain when a friend gave me some delicious elk meat…what would I even do with it?? It’s such a rare, and wonderful, source of protein; I didn’t want to experiment and screw it up!

This week I decided it was time to give it a go…and I did…and it was the best elk I’ve ever had. And, that’s saying a lot because my experience with the meat as prepared by others hasn’t been too shabby.

So…here’s what I did:

I allowed the elk chops to hang out in a marinade overnight. The marinade was as follows (and measurements are approximate)
Worchestershire 3T
Steak Sauce 3T
Ketchup 3T
Fresh Minced Garlic 1 T
Steak seasoning ½ tsp
Onion powder ¼ tsp
Seasoned salt 1/8 tsp

When it came time to cook I coated the bottom of a pan with olive oil and allowed it to heat until smokin’ hot. In went the chops for 2-3 minutes per side, and they came out lookin’ like this:

And I can’t even describe how yummy they were.

I’m definitely looking forward to our next meal consisting of Elk – and if anyone has some meat that they wanna store in my freezer until I eat it, I have LOTS of freezer space!

What do you think? Are you a fan of wild game? Do you have a favorite way of cooking it? I would love your suggestions!



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