Home made beef jerky. Sounds tricky, but is über simple. At least when you’ve got yourself a food dryer. By preparing jerky yourself you’ll save cash loads of money, your gut from unnecessary additives s and may treat yourself RIGHT even when travelling or going to movies. The smell rising from the dryer is divine and the end product… Chewy, tasty, satisfying. Something no paleo monkey would ever refuse.
- a good piece of meat (such as ulkopaisti)
- organic shoy soy sauce (being pure paleo it should be gluten free)
- black pepper, other spices (optional)
Cut the meat into thin stripes. Put in a bowl and splash soy generously, mix it well. Add some pepper if you want a bit of a bite to the taste. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight. Next day wipe out the excess marinade by some kitchen towels and place in the dryer. Some good 8 hours of 40 degree drying should do it. You may want to experiment a little to achieve the level of chewiness you prefer and the marinade is of course entirely variable.
There you have it. All you need now is a good movie, easier said than done…