Elk Stew

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
1 hr
Inactive Prep:
15 min
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds shaved elk meat
  • 1/4 cup dried chanterelle mushrooms, rehydrated and boiled for 1 hour
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries, crushed
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/4 cup lingonberries, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Mashed potatoes, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley


Melt the butter in a pan (preferably cast iron) and add the elk, mushrooms, juniper and some salt and pepper. Stir -fry until the meat is cooked, and then add the creme fraiche and lingonberries and fry for another few minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes, garnished with lingonberries and chopped parsley.

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