How to cook moose steak!

by Francois Pitre
(Nelson, B.C.)

Moose Steak - T-Bone

Moose Steak - T-Bone

Hi there, I would like to know the best way to fry a moose steak with a frying pan on the stove at what heat? long?...etc..

Thanks for your question Francois.

Your question is kind of open ended as you have not specified what type of cut of moose steak you are planning to cook.

As a general rule you can cook moose steak the same as beef steak. That being said, I highly recommend not cooking to well done to prevent your steak from getting tough.

The other question I might ask is: What type of fry pan do you plan to use?

If I were cooking a moose steak (like the one in the picture, a T-Bone) I would likely use my cast-iron fry pan.
First I would add some fat, likely bacon fat. I would pre-heat my pan to medium high and add my steak.

Four minutes on each side if the steak is cut to 3/4 to 1 inch thick.

Now of course there are many variations to this: you could add onions, mushrooms and or garlic just to name a few.

Don't have a cast iron pan? I recommend using Lodge Skillets. You can often find these types of pans in good condition at garage sales as many people are afraid to use them. The tried and true way of cooking with cast iron. You just can't go wrong!

~ Mark

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Moose Steak Best Practices
by: ~ Mark - The Mooseman

Michael, Thanks for your question!

I usually treat good cuts of moose just as I would any beef. For your sirloin steak, you can just go ahead and use your method as you described, it should be fabulous! 😃

A method I have been using as of late is to sear both sides in a cast iron fry pan on high heat for 1-2 minutes then finish in the oven (preheated to 450) still in the pan for about 5 minutes (one inch steak). Check with a good meat thermometer to reach the desired doneness temps.

Rare: 125 degrees F (52 degrees C)
Medium Rare: 130 degrees F (54 degrees C)
Medium: 140 degrees F (60 degrees C)
Medium Well: 150 degrees F (65 degrees C)
Well Done: 160 degrees F (70 degrees C)

In future if someone gifts you some other cuts of moose meat...
For tougher cuts its advisable to use some sort of moist heat so cooking on the BBQ isn't a great choice. Moose meat is very lean and will get tough if overcooked and allowed to dry out.

by: Michael

Hello..... I was gifted some moose sirloin. What would you recommend as the best way to prep it to cook, season, and cook so that it is tender. For a good beef steak I usually season s&p and let dry a bit on a rack in the fridge for 4-6 hrs. Then sear on the BBQ on high heat, move to indirect heat till 120-125 deg while brushing with butter using a brush made of thyme, I then let rest for 6-8 min under foil, sometimes I finish with another quick brush. I have a BBQ, a non-stick, a cast iron, and the tools. Any suggestions appreciated.

Cooking moose steaks
by: Anonymous

If you marinate the steak, a good idea if it's an older bull, use vegetable oil it will keep the meat from drying out if you cook it a bit to long.

Help feed the poor
by: Carl

Best bet for cooking moose is to ship me some so I can cook the meat and give you the best chance of success.

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