Elk

Elk

Elk

According to the World Book Encyclopedia: “Elk is the name of two members of the deer family. One kind of elk lives in North America, while the other lives in Europe and looks like the American moose. The animal was given the name of elk by the early English colonists. They paid no attention to the fact that the name elk had long been used for the European moose.

Prep Tips

Palates are an individual matter and there will always be some who find game meats too flavourful. There is a simple solution for removing some of the flavour from elk or any other form of game or exotic poultry – simply soak the meat overnight in either a salt (1 Tbsp/quart of cold water) or vinegar solution (1 cup/quart of cold water). For those looking to add flavour to elk, marinate it in the fridge for three to five days and boil the used marinade to either baste meat or apply as a sauce (make sure you boil it for at least 1 minute before serving as a sauce.)