Elk New York Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5- 8 minutes
Method: Pan Searing

If you’ve ever wanted to try some wilder game meats like elk but haven’t quite been sure how to cook them, this amazingly simple recipe for Elk New York Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect place to start. The simple pan-searing method combined with the easy yet flavorful sauce, means you’ll spend minimal time in the kitchen and lots of time savoring the taste of your creation.

Bonus: Parsley is a high antioxidant green that can boost your immune function and reduce your risk of stroke – not to mention the fact that it pairs perfectly with the natural richness of these lightly-seared Elk New York Steaks! Enjoy. 

Recipe & Photography by Gigi Eats. Be sure to check out her blog here.

Recipe: Elk New York Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce


  • 2 7 oz Elk New York Steaks
  • 3/4 Cup Parsley
  • 1/2 Cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Marjoram
  • 1 Tbs Oregano
  • 1 – 2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


1. Blend all the ingredients (aside from the elk) in a blender until smooth.
2. Pan sear the elk on all sides on medium-high until your desired doneness. (About 2 minutes per side for steak shown above.)
3. Plate the meal by placing the steak on a plate and drizzling the chimichurri sauce over the top!
Cooking Temperatures for Steak:
Though time can be a loose guide, we always recommend using a meat thermometer for the best results. Aside from a quality set of knives, it’s the best kitchen tool you can invest in!

 110-120 degrees
Medium Rare: 121-125 degrees
Medium: 126-130 degrees

Note: The temperature will rise a few degrees while resting so remember to take that into account.