using my dehydrator
is raw meat which has been salted or marinated and then dried.
Yesterday, I made my first ever dried beef (sweet Indonesian Dendeng Manis). Boy it was yummy and easy to chew (even though it may not look nice in the photo), so using my dehydrator was a step in the right direction for me.
My husband said he bought a beef jerky that was really hard to chew.
I've never bought or eaten any type of dried beef (like jerky, biltong) before this. Seeing prices, I think it'd be a lot cheaper for me to make my own dried beef.
Native Meat Jerky
From my local bushfood store, I only know of kangaroo, emu and crocodile jerky (with spicy or teriyaki flavours) that can be bought.
I am unsure if there's any others.
Reason I haven't made a native meat jerky above is I'm restricted to a monthly grocery budget. I'll post pics later if I get the opportunity to buy more bushfoods.
q1) Has anyone got any marinade/spice suggestions for native or non-native meat jerky that you make?
q2) does anyone know if there's commercial bushfood seasonings or marinades for making jerky, bilton or dried meat?
Jerky seasonings (non-native) are available commercially. Some online sausage stores sell these.