Bison Medallions & Skillet Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 4


  1. 4 bison or elk medallions (4 oz/125 g each)
  2. 1 cup (250 mL) white wine
  3. 1 shallot, finely diced
  4. 1 sprig fresh thyme
  5. pepper and salt to taste
  6. 1 tsp (5 mL) butter
  7. 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  8. 1 cup (250 mL) beef, game or veal broth or stock
  9. ¼ cup (60 mL) dried cranberries
  10. ¼ cup (60 mL) 35% whipping cream


  1. Marinate medallions in white wine, shallot, thyme and pinch of pepper for 30 min. Remove medallions from marinade (reserve marinade), pat dry and season with salt.
  2. Melt butter and oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown medallions 3 to 5 min. per side, until internal temperature reaches 160° F (71° C) for medium, or to desired doneness. Transfer to plate. Tent with foil.
  3. Meanwhile, pour reserved marinade into skillet used to cook medallions. Bring to a simmer and reduce by half. Add game stock and dried cranberries; reduce again by half. Stir in cream; cook until sauce is slightly thickened. Adjust salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve medallions with skillet gravy. For side dishes, serve mashed potatoes and hot vegetables, such as braised endive.
Not a fan of game meats? Swap the bison for beef medallions.