It’s Bison Week spontaneously on Hungry Goddess and perfect timing with Father’s Day coming soon! Bison is a lean, clean option for red meat and a great meal for Dad … or you … or anyone.
A special delivery from Northfork Bison included gorgeous bison sirloin steaks that were 8 ounces each. Bison. Delivered right to my door. I had the frying pan waiting. Bison steak is a healthier red meat choice and the bison are free range and grass-fed. The quality shines through in the bison steaks from Northfork Bison.
Why would you eat bison?
For me, I am consciously seeking healthier choices for meat, as well as sources that are free range and grass-fed. I do not want meat with a side of hormones or antibiotics. Bison is a natural choice and has a rich, delicious flavor that satisfies tremendously.
Research by Dr. M. Marchello at North Dakota State University has shown that the meat from Bison is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, mineral, and fatty acids to its caloric value. Comparisons to other meat sources have also shown that Bison has a greater concentration of iron as well as some of the essential fatty acids necessary for human well being. National Bison Association
Bison tastes AWESOME. While my family has enjoyed ground bison before, this was the first time that my parents had bison steaks and they were a hit. My Mom said that she prefers bison steaks to beef!
Grilling and cooking bison is similar to cooking beef, but it is more lean so you want to watch the cooking times closely. I did two of the steaks with a simple marinade of olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and Worcestershire sauce and two of the steaks with with some light olive oil and generous salt and pepper. There was not much difference, both were tender, so it becomes a preference of flavor.
I paired the steaks with some sweet potato fries (go for Alexia’s!) and some sauteed kale and spinach. They complemented the bison steaks perfectly!
MEGA THANKS to Northfork Bison for sending the steaks – you can count this as Hungry Goddess Approved!
Northfork Bison offers bison delivery straight to your door or you can order it as a gift! I am excited to try some of their other offerings as well which include ostrich, elk, wild boar, and bison in every form imaginable – sausage, salami, and ribs.
Are you ready to eat? Me too! Bring on the bison!
- Northfork 8 oz. Bison Sirloin Steaks – 1 per person
- a touch of Olive Oil or some butter in the pan
- 1 – 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- salt and pepper and any spices that you like
Bring the steaks to room temperature. Add oil or butter to skillet (oil the steaks if you are using a live flame grill). Add minced garlic and saute lightly for a minute or two. I used cast iron skillets and I wanted a sear so my skillet was HOT and I did not leave them for even a second. Medium rare was approximately 3 – 4 minutes on each side and I could have done it more rare. Allow to rest for a few minutes and serve with your sides! ENJOY!
**Northfork Bison generously provided the steaks for The Hungry Goddess which in no way influenced the review.