Biltong Recipe: Crafting South Africa's Culinary Treasure

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Uncover the secret to making authentic Biltong with our Biltong recipe, a cherished South African snack that epitomizes the country's culinary culture. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating Biltong, a flavorful dried meat delicacy, while exploring its cultural significance.

Exploring Biltong

Biltong is more than just a snack it's a symbol of South Africa's rich culinary heritage. This air-dried meat treat boasts bold flavors and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Ingredients You'll Need:

1 pound of lean meat (such as beef or game meat)

2 tablespoons of coriander seeds

1 tablespoon of black peppercorns

2 tablespoons of salt

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of vinegar

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

A pinch of baking soda


Preparing Biltong:

Begin by cutting the 1-pound of lean meat (beef or game meat) into thin strips.

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds and 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns. Crush them slightly to release their flavors.

In another bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of baking soda.

Marinating the Meat:

Coat the meat strips thoroughly with the marinade mixture.

Place the meat in a covered container and refrigerate it for 24 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse.

Drying Biltong:

After marinating, hang the meat strips in a well-ventilated area, using hooks or clips. Make sure they are not touching each other.

Allow the meat to air-dry for 3-5 days until it reaches your desired level of dryness. The longer it dries, the more intense the flavor.

Enjoying Biltong:

Once dried, slice the Biltong into thin strips or chunks.

Serve this South African culinary delight as a snack or appetizer, savoring its rich flavor and cultural significance.