Today we tried a different meat ... elk. One of my brothers goes hunting each year, and when we visited him last month he gave us a few steaks to try. We cooked the elk tenderloin steaks today (we'll have the venison -- deer meat -- another time.)
I grew up on wild game, mainly deer, but it's been years since I've eaten any and I'm not sure if I ever had elk. I probably did, but I just can't remember. However, I've never cooked it before, that's for certain.
I followed my brother's instructions, and soaked the steaks in milk first to remove the "gamey" flavor. Then I rubbed the steaks down with salt and pepper and fried them.
The result: a pleasant taste... a little different, but pleasant. I have to admit I was a bit worried, since I couldn't remember for sure if I'd eaten elk before. I do remember eating caribou one time and I definitely did not like it. So I'm glad the elk meat was a pleasant experience. Whew.