5 dishes for dad – starring biltong

By Hannah Lewry, 15 June 2015

Undeniably a delicious snack on its own, biltong is also a standout flavour that packs a punch in plently of moreish – but surpisingly simple – dishes. Hannah Lewry shares five quick-and-easy recipes using biltong that prove that it’s more than just a bold bite.

Biltong and mushroom soup
Fold 80 g wafer-thin slices of beef biltong through a saucepan of Woolworths ready-prepared fresh luxury mushroom soup. Serve hot, topped with a drizzle of olive oil, croutons and fresh, finely chopped Italian parsley.

Sundried tomato, cream cheese and biltong dip
In a blender, combine: 100 g chopped sundried tomatoes, 50 g original free-range game biltong sprinkle, 250 g cream cheese, the zest and juice of ½ a lemon, 10 g chopped coriander, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 1 finely chopped chilli, and a drizzle of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season to taste and serve with melba toast.

Cheese- and biltong-stuffed ciabatta
Using a jalapeño-, Peppadew- and cheese-topped ciabatta, cut a shallow triangle lengthways down the middle. Brush with butter and toast under the grill until golden. Stuff with red pepper pesto, 200 g original moist sliced beef biltong, feta and fresh rocket.

Pear, blue cheese and biltong salad
Finely slice 2 pears into wafer-thin wedges and toss with 100 g Cremzola cheese, 150 g original free-range springbok sliced biltong, 100 g baby spinach salad and 50 g roasted pumpkin seeds.

Biltong, Parmesan and butter popcorn
Make a bag of butter-flavoured microwave popcorn according to package instructions. While still hot, toss with 50 g finely grated Parmesan and 50 g original free-range game biltong sprinkle. For a kick, add a sprinkle of paprika or chilli flakes, and enjoy with an ice cold beer.

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Hannah Lewry

Article by Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.
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