Versatile Biltong

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Versatile Biltong
This is a basic Biltong recipe, which lends itself to any number of variations for those who want to experiment until they have created their “Perfect Biltong”.
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 kg Beef or Venison (silverside, topside or such)(London Broil)
  • 3 cups Coarse Salt (not table salt or sea salt but the big lumpy salt)
  • 2 cups Soft Brown Sugar
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda (this softens the meat)
  • 2.5 ml coarsely ground black pepper
  • 12.5 ml coarsely ground roasted coriander seeds
  • 1.5 cups brown vinegar mixed with 100ml Worcestershire sauce.
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 kg Beef or Venison (silverside, topside or such)(London Broil)
  • 3 cups Coarse Salt (not table salt or sea salt but the big lumpy salt)
  • 2 cups Soft Brown Sugar
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda (this softens the meat)
  • 2.5 ml coarsely ground black pepper
  • 12.5 ml coarsely ground roasted coriander seeds
  • 1.5 cups brown vinegar mixed with 100ml Worcestershire sauce.
Instructions
  1. Cut the meat into strips of approximately 1cm thickness.
  2. Layer in a bowl with the vinegar mix for ½ hour.
  3. Mix all dry spices together.
  4. Roll meat in the mixed dry spices in a CLEAN bowl.
  5. Allow meat to draw in its own brine for 3 hours.(thicker pieces to the bottom)
  6. Remove meat and put back into vinegar mix for +/- 10 minutes.
  7. Remove again and wipe meat with same vinegar to make sure NO SALT sticks to the meat.
  8. Squeeze meat with your hand to get rid of as much liquid as possible.
  9. Hang until ready.
Recipe Notes

Variations

Before soaking the meat use half vinegar and half dry red wine or add 100 ml lemon juice to the vinegar/wine mixture. Before hanging make a mixture of ¼ coarsely ground black pepper and ¾ ground coriander. For those who like it HOT, sprinkle some peri-peri of your choice over the meat before hanging

NOTES:

In the biltong maker it will take 2-4 days to be ready!
Under the rafters it will take a bit longer and watch out for flies!

To make the perfect roasted ground coriander seeds do the following: Place whole seeds in a hot DRY frying pan. Allow to singe slightly shaking the pan regularly. Crack seeds with a fork (smell the aroma!!)

 

 

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-Thank you for your kind comment! - Lo

"Great machine, it pays itself off in 2 batches and is just as good as any I have ever had from a butcher....."

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I was delighted that such a compact gadget could produce biltong in a hygienic environment and to my own particular taste so quickly! I enjoy dry, spicy and fat free biltong which was ready in four days! The one thing I did notice was that the meat must be correctly cut (much like steak). Great biltong maker which will be enjoyed by us on a regular basis.
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I was delighted that such a compact gadget could produce biltong in a hygienic environment and to my own particular taste so quickly! I enjoy dry, spicy and fat free biltong which was ready in four days! The one thing I did notice was that the meat must be correctly cut (much like steak). Great biltong maker which will be enjoyed by us on a regular basis.

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Dear Biltong Team, Yesterday afternoon, after three days, I tested my first batch. Brilliant!! The texture was just how I like it. Not too dry. My girlfriend had never tasted biltong but she'd listened to me raving on about it for years. She was most impressed. Just waiting now to hear how my son's first batch is going! This is the first time I've had biltong since 1986 so you can imagine how pleased I am! Thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Best regards to all the Biltong Team,

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