Colorado meat-eaters already know about one of the best-kept secrets of carnivores and that would be elk. This versatile yet lean meat is perfect for stews, meatballs, or a succulent roast.
The trick to preparing elk is to remember that lean meats should be cooked at a lower temperature and like beef steaks should not spend too much time on the grill.
Now that we have covered the basics of cooking elk check out this recipe for:
Grilled Lemon-Garlic Elk Steaks
2 pounds of elk
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Place elk steaks in a shallow pan. In a small mixing bowl add all your ingredients, whisking them together. In a shallow pan, pour the marinade over the elk steaks, cover the pan and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Pre-heat that grill on medium heat (remember, low heat). Drop those juicy elk steaks on the grill and cook each side for anywhere from 5 up to 7 minutes.
Remove meat and allow to sit for around 5 minutes before serving.
Luckily, elk is widely available in Colorado and you can pick some up today at the Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop.