Medallions are a great cut for trying elk for the first time or throwing together a quick dinner. They’re adaptable to most dry heat cooking methods (sautéing, grilling, roasting, etc) and offer great flavor. At 4oz each, they’re about the right size for appetizers, small plates, or light meals. Multiple medallions can be served as a heartier meal.
Elk is considered by some people to offer the best flavor of all the venison game meats (deer, elk, antelope, moose, etc). When compared to deer and antelope, its flavor is on the beefier side. Because it’s very low in fat and cholesterol and high in zinc and iron, elk is a healthy alternative to beef.