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Flavour chase

If there’s any time of year that game meat is on the table, surely it’s autumn! Barbecue it for even more flavour.

Grilled game

Barbecue season isn’t over yet! Go on and grill your game meat, but try serving it autumn-style – with a slice of blue cheese, for example. Elk medallions can be found in butcher shops or grocery stores that sell vacuum-packed game meat. For this recipe, if you can’t find elk, you could also use beef.

Elk medallions with blue cheese

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 4 to 6 minutes
Cost per serving: about $12.00
4 servings

Ingredients
4 elk or beef medallions, about 150 g (5 oz) each
Salt and pepper
100 g (3 1/2 oz) blue cheese, crumbled
10 mL (2 tsp) pink peppercorns, lightly cracked
1 red apple, finely diced

Preparation
1. Preheat the barbecue to maximum, 290°C (550°F). 2. Season the medallions with salt and pepper. 3. Close the lid and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for rare. (Wapiti is best when cooked rare but cook it longer, if desired.) 4. Turn off the heat. 5. Place the crumbled cheese on each medallion and close the lid. 6. Cook for another minute. 7. Remove meat and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes. 8. Garnish with the peppercorns and diced apple. 9. Serve with grilled vegetables.

Ideas

These medallions are delicious with a pepper sauce, a red-wine sauce, or with the classic sauce of woodland berries like blueberries or raspberries. Wines bearing the aromatic and robust taste tag will pair well with any of these sauces because of the pronounced accents of small red or dark berries.

 

What to drink with these medallions?

Grown and bottled in Washington state, Chateau Ste Michelle, dark violet-red in colour, emits notes of fruit, wood and spices. McManis, a Cabernet-Sauvignon from California, has bolder tannins. It exudes notes of red fruits and vanilla, with subtle aromas of cocoa and oak much like Comoloco, a Spanish red from the region of Jumilla. This wine is made with Monastrell grapes that create a wine with rich fruity and woodsy notes, and a robust mouthfeel. Cooked game meats combine deliciously with the elegant tannin structure of these wines.

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016

$19.95

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016

Red wine750 mlUnited States
Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016

$19.95

Red wine750 mlUnited States, WashingtonSAQ code : 11882221
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Cabernet sauvignon, 
  • Syrah, 
  • Malbec, 
  • Merlot
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores
McManis Cabernet-Sauvignon

$18.95

McManis Cabernet-Sauvignon

Red wine750 mlUnited States
McManis Cabernet-Sauvignon

McManis Cabernet-Sauvignon

$18.95

Red wine750 mlUnited States, CaliforniaSAQ code : 13088101
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Cabernet sauvignon, 
  • Petit verdot
Comoloco Jumilla

$15.95

Comoloco Jumilla

Red wine750 mlSpain
Comoloco Jumilla

Comoloco Jumilla

$15.95

Red wine750 mlSpain, Côte MéditerranéenneSAQ code : 12207957

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: David De Stefano

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