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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.
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
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.
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.
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.