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Elk.

GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have discovered my new favorite food. Elk! While we were away I had elk filet, elk chop and an elk patty melt. Where would I find elk in central Florida? And if I can find it how would I cook it?
Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !

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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    If you find a good way to cook it, please post. I was given some elk steaks a while back, but they were nothing like deer meat. Very tough and not a great flavor.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    The elk I had was so tender that I could cut it with a fork. It was recommended to have it rare to medium rare.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    old cook, like five or  six years old.
    elk steak, rib eye (was a leftover).  pan seared it along with some polenta.  rarer the better. 
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    on the plate
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    not the best pics.  but who cares.  green beans and garlic mashed, too
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    Why in the skillet and not on the grill?
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • MacKay52MacKay52 Posts: 74
    There is a great recipe on the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation website, it includes a Cabernet Sauvignon Demiglaze. I haven't tried it on an egg, but it is excellent. Just google it.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i was reheating, and was more interested in a quick sear (lot of surface area) and not so much about cooking thru (it was reheated from leftovers).  so it went on cold, got a quick sear.

    i like searing steaks on the egg sometimes, in a pan.  lots of surface area and quick browning. 
    tenderloin (same era of pics, many moons ago)

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    plus you can make a pan sauced from the schmutz left in the pan
    hahhahaha

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    Mackay, thanks. I found the web site and that is the sauce I had with the fillet . Now I have to find elk in central Florida. Any ideas where?

    Stike, cast iron is my friend when I cook steaks. I was just wondering why you did it. Because we can and variety is the spice of life. I'm on a quest to find elk in Florida.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    You might be forced to check out the zoo! Good luck GrannyX4.
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    Thanks brownie. Now that's funny. I think you're right but I'm going to give it a try. I just remembered I was served tempura bacon with the elk. Soooooooo good. Now I can do the bacon and next week I will get on the phone to find the elk. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    Alligator tastes just like elk....or is it chicken. I get those two confused. :-) Heck that Demi glaze would probably make old saddle leather taste good. :D Good to see to back granny. Glad you had a great time out west
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    Thanks Joan. Yes, it's good to be home to the heat and humidity. I may end up using cow and the Demi glaze and pretend it's elk. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    I found elk at Petty's meat market in Lngwood. One happy girl here. Next week will be fun. I'll post results and I'm hoping it's as good as I had in WY.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    edited June 2012
    Go for it girl :\"> will be waiting for the results
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Looking for some new ideas I stumbled across this and immediately thought of you.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    edited June 2012
    Thanks for thinking of me and my elk quest. By the time I got to the meat market the elk was gone. When I was chatting with the butcher about how it should be cooked he told me that I would be better off going to a restaurant that serves elk and let them cook it. At $40 a pound I think it might be a good plan. Sigh!
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    and for some reason you let him convince you you weren't capable of cooking it?  he's assuming that because it is dso lean, and not injected with solution (like pork often is, for example), that you'll overcook it and find it dry like many probably do.

    so nod politely, and order some, and cook it any of the ways people suggested.  i'll say again, the only thing that dries out meat is overcooking.  so don't over cook it.  130-145 max

    you can do it.  there's no magic in all this.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    Granny,  try this web site for Elk http://www.elkusa.com/Buy_elk_meat_gift_packs.html.  There is also several ranches in CO that farms elk and sell the meat.  I am sure there are other sources that sell packaged deals for less than quoted $40.00/lb.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,296
    I love Elk, too! I can usually only find it when we travel out west .  Thankfully, more and more restaurants are starting to serve game.  I've been trying to find a good source for bison & elk here in central florida.  

    Has anyone had luck ordering meat online?  There are several vendors that will ship wild game, but I've never ordered meat online -- would love to hear some of your experiences. 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
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