Not many things are better than a fine elk steak, well, maybe a cold beer after wandering the desert for 15 hours or maybe a nice cold lake to dive into when you’ve been lost under the blistering, scorching, horribly devastatingly hot sun. If I can’t have those, which I did not, well, I did have beer, however, the beer rations were depleted fairly early on due to the ridiculous heat that is produced in this vast bleak and so very dry desert. Where was I? Ah, elk steak, on a Hickory plank, of course. Saddle up because this recipe has some kick to it.
For better digestion it is encouraged to enjoy this meal while sitting around a fire with a beer in hand.
Riding through the desert sure builds up a terrible thirst and a mighty hunger.
- Soak (or don’t if you’re brave enough) planks for up to one hour.
- Preheat grill (or oven I don’t care) to 350°F.
- Season back straps with salt & pepper and don’t forget Slap Ya Momma. Throw on plank, slap on grill 10-15 minutes or until cooked to your liking (but if your liking is more than medium rare you might actually be crazy).
- Season asparagus with garlic powder and salt & pepper. Put on plank, grill for 10-15 minutes.
- When done, remove from grill and serve immediately with beer.
Evan here! Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. Join me on my journey, spatula in hand, grilling planks in the other as I discover the tastier side of the grill. I once heard “May your belly never grumble, may your heart never ache, may your horse never stumble, may your cinch never break.” and your belly will definitely not grumble after this.