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Have you tried elk?
It’s one of the rarest and most desirable of the free-range meats.
But only a select few Americans know about this delicacy.
What makes this cut so desirable? Of course, it’s the tenderness. The melt-in-your-mouth texture.
It might be surprising that such a vigorous, strong animal, like the elk can be incredibly tender.
Of course, it has to do with how these elk are raised and their final days. These elk are freer than other livestock but also far more pampered. So, their meat is surprisingly delicate.
But it also has to do with the cut.
The tenderloins sit on the inside of the ribcage and do very little work, so the muscle stays pliable.
That texture makes tenderloins in high demand. But they’re also rare. Tenderloin makes up just 2-3% of the elk.
Elk Tenderloins are a customer favorite, for sure. You can tell by the reviews shown below.
Of course, tenderloin is—as the name suggests—incredibly tender.
It’s also very lean, so use these tips for cooking Elk and check out the “reverse sear” method for tenderloin.
We have a few recipes on the site to choose from.
Elk Tenderloin With Prosciutto and Mushrooms is a recipe to impress, with delicate umami flavors wrapped in tender meat.
Whiskey + cream + elk. What could more perfectly evoke a night in a 5-star lodge under the stars? If that’s what you’re feeling, try the decadent Elk Tenderloin With Whiskey Cream Sauce.
Up for something simple? Seared Elk Tenderloin With Pan Sauce lets the meat shine in all of its glory. And it is glorious.
We also suggest a dry rubbed elk tenderloin recipe for a quick and easy meal.
Entertaining? This elk tenderloin in chimichurri sauce is sure to impress.
These whole tenderloins are pure perfection. Individually hand-trimmed in our store, extremely lean, flavorful, and tender. Each whole tenderloin averages approximately 1 lb and will be packaged individually. May contain extra cuts if needed to achieve a 1lb weight.
Order in 2, 3, 4, or 5 lb quantities.
This is a product of New Zealand. Due to the extremely limited supply of Rocky Mountain Elk tenderloins, we source these from the amazing grasslands of New Zealand. Virtually identical to its North American cousin, and just as tender and delicious, this is one of our most popular products.
The finest game meat butcher shop in America, in the heart of Jackson Hole. We offer the widest selection of buffalo, elk and wild boar cuts available, including hand cut steaks, burger ground in-house, jerky, sausages, and more.