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
Oak Wood Shavings – Gives a heavier smoke flavour and is great for red meat and game; this is probably the best wood for the best steak. A fantastic wood for smoking too as it gives a lovely colour and a deep smoky flavour.
Beechwood Smoke Shavings – Our Beechwood Smoke Shavings is a light, mild hardwood with a slight nutty flavour and a subtle companion to more delicate flavoured foods. They are ideal for red meat, fish, nuts and cheeses. Add a refreshing feel to your plate.