Easy Elk Medallions

Servings: 3 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

Elk tenderloin: the king of all the elk steaks. This special cut of meat doesn't need much to shine. The rich flavor of garlic and thyme-infused butter perfectly complements the earthy flavors of the perfectly cooked elk meat. Each bite has the perfect balance of flavors without overpowering the natural flavor of the tenderloin. Give them a try today!

Ingredients: – whole elk tenderloin – salt and pepper, – pork lard (or other cooking fat) – butter – garlic – fresh thyme – flaked sea salt (optional, for serving)

Cut tenderloin into 6-8 steaks.

Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add lard and swirl to coat the pan.

Add the medallions to the hot pan and cook for 2 minutes.

Flip the medallions and add the butter, garlic cloves, and thyme sprigs. Let the thyme and garlic flavor the butter for 1 minute.

Tilt the pan slightly and use a spoon to scoop up the hot butter and continuously baste the steaks until the internal temperature reaches 120-125°F for medium-rare.

Let steaks rest 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!