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What is Biltong (cont.)

Biltong is a simple, but wonderful food. Basically, its dried meat, flavoured with herbs and spices and our South African magic! Ours is made using the best cuts of silverside or topside, carefully cut into…


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Biltong-The Drying Process

Once the biltong meat has been spiced we then hang it out to dry. The drying process involves removing the moisture from the meat thereby curing the meat into something that is edible. The drying…


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Biltong Spread

Serves¬†6 This¬†is¬†a¬†good¬†recipe¬†to¬†roll¬†out¬†when¬†you¬†are¬†entertaining¬†in¬†South¬†African¬†style¬†or¬†to¬†serve¬†to¬†the¬†boys when¬†they¬†watch¬†rugby. 100¬†g¬†sliced¬†beef,¬†ostrich¬†or¬†game¬†biltong¬†(reserve¬†some¬†for¬†a¬†garnish) 250¬†g¬†low¬†fat¬†cottage¬†cheese ¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†(125¬†ml)¬†Mascarpone¬†cheese¬†or¬†reduced¬†fat¬†cream 1¬†t¬†(5¬†ml)¬†horseradish¬†or¬†¬Ĺ¬†t¬†(2.5¬†ml)¬†wasabi¬†paste 1¬†t¬†(5¬†ml)¬†Ina¬†Paarman‚Äôs¬†Garlic¬†Pepper¬†Seasoning¬†to¬†taste Place¬†the¬†biltong¬†in¬†a¬†blender¬†or¬†food¬†processor¬†and¬†chop¬†very¬†fine.¬†Add¬†the¬†cottage¬†cheese, Mascarpone¬†and¬†horseradish¬†to¬†the¬†biltong¬†and¬†blend¬†until¬†smooth.¬†Taste¬†for¬†seasoning.¬†Sprinkle¬†with¬†a few¬†extra¬†biltong¬†flakes¬†and¬†serve¬†with¬†bread¬†sticks. CHEF‚ÄôS¬†TIP: It¬†is¬†more¬†economical¬†to¬†buy¬†a¬†piece¬†of¬†biltong¬†and¬†slice¬†it¬†yourself¬†than¬†to¬†buy¬†it¬†ready¬†sliced.


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History

Biltong The word “biltong” is from the Dutch “bil” (rump) and “tong” (strip or tongue). Biltong as we know this delicacy today, is a rich inheritance from pioneering South African forefathers who sun dried meat…


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Nutrition

Biltong is a meat product thus inherits the nutrition value of the raw meat from which it is made. The meat is dehydrated and usually loses one-third to one-half of its weight during the drying…