Smoking Shavings are a quick and convenient way to smoke food by using a stovetop, home smoker, or gas or charcoal braai. Due to their size, they smoulder for a shorter time to produce a delicious smoky flavour.
My Butchers Block products are proudly South African, which means that only local and ethically sourced wood is used and that all of our products are made by locals too. The Smoke Shavings is a great gift as it fits the bill of being on-trend and useful. It’s also perfect for those family braais.
How do I use my shavings / chips?
Soak your wooden chips / shavings in water for about 30 minutes. This generates steam that adds moisture and heat to the smoking process. This method also prolongs burning time. The key with wood chips & shavings is to deny the wood of oxygen so it smoulders and smokes.
What Smoking Wood Shavings Should You Use?
Wood flavours are a personal choice of taste so to make it easier, but here is a brief description of our flavours:
Smoked Shavings – 100g
Cherry Wood Shavings – Has a subtle mild, fruity flavour and is excellent for poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit. Smoking in cherry gives a fantastic colour and a subtler, sweeter smoky flavour. This wood should be used when you want to compliment the flavour of your food and not overpower it.
Walnut Wood Shavings – Delivers a heavy smoke and is excellent for strong-flavoured red meat and game.