Tag Archives: elk

Garlic Mint Shoulder Roast

Recipes posted a year ago:

With me working lots of long hours the past six months, we seem to have had a bit of a pattern emerge with our weekends – Sunday has become “roast day.”  It turns out to be the one day where we seem to have enough time to get a large cut of meat fully thawed (starting the night before) and cooked on the grill or in the oven.  This past Sunday was no exception…

With spring finally “officially” here, and with a mix of weather that certainly shows promise of an end to the gray and gloom, we also see the trees, flowers, and herbs showing signs of new life.  Among those herbs is mint – whose flavor is traditionally paired with lamb this time of year.  Rather than lamb, I decided to give mint a twist and try it with one of the elk shoulder roasts we had in the freezer from this past fall.

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Date and Mushroom Stuffed Elk Roast

Recipes posted a year ago:

This recipe came about while standing in the doorway of the pantry tapping my fingers on the door frame thinking, “I should really use up some of these dates…and what the heck am I going to use these dried chanterelles for?”  After a little rifling through the spice cabinet, I had some notes scribbled on a sticky-note, and the ingredients were on the counter.

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Quick Cube Steak with Mushrooms

Recipes posted a year ago:

The other night, after working a long week, I wanted to get dinner on the table quickly and without a lot of prep or cleanup.  Luckily, Karen had a package of elk “cube” steaks thawed out in the fridge.  After a little head scratching and a few minutes of perusing the spice rack, this was the result.

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Pear-Ginger Marinated Steaks

Recipes from a year ago:

This marinade recipe has a distinctively Asian influence, and was incredible with the elk sirloin steaks we had when my parents came to visit for Christmas.  Served with our Pomegranate, Apple, and Walnut Salad from the other day, it was a great meal for the days leading up to our Christmas feast.

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Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Recipes from a year ago:

If you’re looking for a simple recipe for a weeknight, this is a good one.  You can pair it with roasted spaghetti squash for “spaghetti and meatballs,” or you can simply enjoy it as a thick hearty soup like we did the other night.

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Pumpkin and Apple Chili

Recipes posted a year ago:

I am pretty proud of myself with this recipe. I basically took some  fall fruit and veggies from our CSA and threw in some elk meat, the tomatoes I canned, and anything else that sounded good, to make this yummilicious chili.  Local, organic, seasonal produce is so extraordinarily wonderful!  I highly recommend signing up for a CSA near you.  You will not regret it one bit!! This is a quick and easy recipe to throw into the Crockpot.

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