Elk backstrap ... it's what's for dinner!

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  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    The fruit of my labor marinaded in blood orange olive oil and Thai ginger salt.

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    The prize -- bloody rare elk drizzled with 18 year old balsamic vinegar and sriracha sauce, baby kale and spinach salad with vidalia sweet onion dressing topped with raspberry, brown rice, and of course red wine.
     
  2. davkrat

    davkrat Well-Known Member

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    Makes the TriTip I'm smoking sound hohum...
     

  3. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Excelent. You should do a gourmet game cook book. Seriously these are very nice dinners you prepare from your game. "Can't touch that" comes to mind.:)
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    L:DL! Thanks for the compliment; I love to cook but not very good in following recipes. :rolleyes:
     
  5. DKennedy951

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    Looks and sound fantastic!
     
  6. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Oh man! Going to pull some back straps out of the freezer and give it a try.
     
  7. Marble

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    Im glad to see others sharing their recipes. We've eaten elk so long in my house that my kids think beef tastes weird. I have one full bull to eat every year, plus a deer or two.

    Had wild caught halibut tonight. Delicious.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Elk is the only wild game meat that my wife eat these days. Since my sons (25 and 22) are out of the house, I have been donating most of my deer and antelope harvests.

    Had some on ground elk on spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash instead of pasta last night for dinner but forgot to share it. :)

    She will however eat any game fish I bring home. :D
     
  9. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    A little rare for me...but there sure aint no fat on it AT ALL..!
     
  10. Timber338

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    Looks excellent!

    here's another recipe me and several of my hunting buddies all use from time to time.

    put the following in a ziplock back with a few elk steaks, and let it marinade overnight:

    1/2 cup whiskey
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon pepper

    Sometimes I add a diced Serrano pepper to kick it up a notch (and remove the tablespoon of pepper), If you don't like spicy heat, add a Pablano (mild) pepper, and cook over a wood fire or use woodchips. The pepper goes great with the smokey flavor.

    And drink a stout or a porter with it :D
     
  11. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    We are going camping this weekend, and we asked my older son (2.5 years old) what he wanted to eat, and he said "ELK MEAT!". Made me smile.