OK, basically this never ending humidity has drained me of any desire to cook, but then, at our Saturday market there were a few items that I just had to pick up, and I will cook them up for dinner tonight. The first item that I decided on was a luscious rib-eye ELK steak. This will be the first time I cook elk, but because it is so lean I’ll have to be careful not to over-cook it. I’m going to make an easy marinade for it (soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sriracha chili sauce, and a small amount of oil). I am going to grill it and serve it with some maitaki mushrooms that I purchased form Soiled Reputation. I’ll saute them with a bit of butter and fresh juicy garlic from our garden. I’ll serve all this with some of our gorgeous organic potatoes (blue, yellow & red) and green beans, also in season now. All pretty simple, but I just know that those flavours will sing!
Here it is – all layed out on a platter. It tasted as good as it looks! Of course I didn’t tell anybody they were eating elk until all the lip smacking was done.
For dessert I made a blueberry and nectarine ‘buckle’ on the BBQ, served it with vanilla ice cream. mmm. Who needs to go out for dinner?