What is Biltong?
Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef to game meats such as ostrich or kudu.
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Do they have biltong in Kenya?
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What is the best biltong meat?
Almost any cut of beef may be used to make biltong, but the round is best. We recommend using a top-round roast.
There are 3 round cuts: top round (“topside”, sometimes called London Broil), the eye of round, and bottom round (“silverside”). The top round is the most tender, followed by the eye of the round and then the bottom round.
Does biltong expire?
That’s the best part – it doesn’t. Because of the way biltong is cured and dried to protect it from contamination, the meat will never go bad. Of course, the longer you leave it sit, the less likely it will be to hold its freshness and full flavor, but the meat itself will not spoil.
Is biltong raw or cooked?
Jerky is usually roasted or smoked for several hours, whereas biltong is not cooked at all. Instead, it is soaked in a salt-and-vinegar brine before being hung to air-dry. This drying and aging process can last for as long as 1–2 weeks before it is ready to eat (3).
How long does biltong last?
How to store biltong properly
|Sealed or unsealed||Storage Method||Shelf Life|
|Opened packet||Paper bag in the fridge||30 days|
|Tupperware in the pantry||4–6 days|
|Glass jar (with a loose paper at the bottom) in the pantry||Between 4–8 weeks|
|Freezer safe bag in the freezer||Between 6–12 months|