The Cook with Biltong Club: Asian-style biltong salad

So today I’m happy to be creating another delicious dish using one of my favourite ingredients: biltong. The Chichester Biltong Company have come out with a new biltong flavour – teriyaki – which I thought would go perfectly in a crisp salad with flavours of the East. And it did. This recipe is quick to prepare and tastes absolutely amazing…your guests will be licking the bowl clean – we did!

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My Asian biltong salad creation

Serves 2

Half a small iceberg lettuce, finely chopped

Half a small cucumber, sliced into batons

4 spring onions, shredded

1 large handful of fresh Thai basil

1 large handful of fresh mint

100g rice noodles, cooked and cooled

35g teriyaki biltong

1 large handful of peanuts

For the dressing

4cm fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

Juice of two limes

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 tsps fish sauce

1 tsp brown sugar

2 small dried chillis, crumbled

Lay all the chopped ingredients out on a platter, starting with a layer of lettuce and finishing with the noodles.

A platter of beautifully fresh greenness

A platter of beautifully fresh greenness

Delicate noodles form the next layer

Delicate noodles form the next layer

Then lay the sliced biltong on top and scatter the peanuts over.

Make the dressing and pour over. Toss the salad and serve.

The tossed salad and its zesty dressing

The tossed salad and its zesty dressing

To order from a wide range of deliciously flavoured biltong including habanero, garlic, barbecue, periperi and of course classic steak, visit Chichester Biltong Company.

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Cooking with biltong: Biltong and Oregano French Toast

It’s time to get cooking with biltong again

I love French toast and when my biltong supplies arrived I had a thought that this classic breakfast/brunch dish would work really well with the addition of biltong. I also have my (rapidly dwindling) packet of Greek oregano bought on the dream island of Symi which I thought would add an extra something special.

I chose a bloomer loaf as the large slices can absorb plenty of the eggy mixture. And I do like my French toast very eggy!

A really simple dish that tastes fabulous and is on your plate in minutes. You have to give it a try.

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Golden French bread with tasty biltong bits

Biltong and oregano French toast

Makes 2 slices

2 eggs

3 tbsps milk

1 tsp dried oregano

1 large handful biltong, chopped into small pieces

2 slices thick white bread

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Beat the eggs, milk and oregano together throughly, then mix the chopped biltong through it.

Soak your bread thoroughly in the egg mixture, turning it a couple of times.

Heat the oil in a frying pan to a medium heat.

Add the bread and pour any egg mix left over the top so it soaks through.

Fry for about 4 mins on each side until the egg is cooked and it’s nicely browned.

Tastes amazing on its own or would also be good served with bacon or sausage for a more substantial breakfast. Or if you like a bit of sweetness, spread thinly with honey.

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Soak the bread thoroughly in the egg mixture

A special offer for Eating Covent Garden readers

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Bubbling French toast