In my quest to try different things with the meat I have at my disposal I thought I would try making some jerky or biltong, tbh it's just dried meat to me but I love the stuff, I buy bags of it from The Biltong Place.
I bought a dehydrator on eBay but the company phoned to say it was out of stock, did I want to wait six weeks until they were back in stock or take a refund, I chose the refund. Once the money had been refunded I bought another unit on eBay, this time it was a s/h item. It arrived a week or so later but I never got round to sorting out a batch of meat for it, I dried everything else though, from apples to apricots, bananas to herbs.
I had shot a nice looking hind for a friend of mine and decided to skim a little off for myself to give the dehydrator a try, when I got back off the hill what was sitting on my doorstep? The pricey dehydrator that I had taken a refund for! Result!
Anyway, today I butchered the beast up and cut a few pounds of the lean meat into strips for a trial run. I had grabbed some ingredients at the weekend.
I crushed the Corriander seeds and added the rest of the ingredients followed by a half bottle of beer and some cider vinegar. I poured it over the meat and left it for an hour turning regularly.
I just filled the dehydrator with the meat and set it to 65 degrees C.
My mouth is watering at the smell!
Im trying to upload some photos from the iPad and failing badly, il whack them on PB and post them up.
the ingredients if anyone wants to know....
1/2 cup of cider vinegar
1 cup of low salt soy sauce
2 cups soft brown sugar
2 dessert spoon of Worcestershire sauce
a splash of liquid smoke
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of Corriander seeds
2 teaspoons of dried chilli flake
1 teaspoon of garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon of English mustard
half bottle of beer ( I couldn't part with any more)