Honey is one of the most amazing ingredients there is. Not only is it packed full of nutrients, but it is so versatile. While it does have a sweet taste, you can easily incorporate it into a wealth of savory dishes too. Here are five of what we believe are some of the best honey recipes around!
Honey Glazed Ham
You can’t write an article like this without talking about honey glazed ham. We are not going to go into depth on how you cook a ham here. You probably know how to do that already (one would hope). Instead, we want to talk about coating the ham with a honey glaze. You need the following:
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of bourbon (you can ditch this if you want)
- ½ cup of honey
- 1/3 cup of molasses
The perfect partner for any salad. There are plenty of ways you can make this recipe, but we love to go a bit ‘simple’ and just use the follow ingredients. You get a nice combination of flavors here. Making the sauce is simple. Just whisk it all up in your blender of choice. It would store well in the fridge for a few days:
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon of a quality honey
- ½ teaspoon of chopped thyme
- ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Delightfully tasting. Delightfully simple.
Honey Roasted Vegetables
This is much the same as your honey glazed ham recipe before. This one is purely for those vegans, though (again, you can exclude the alcohol if you wish)
Whip up that glaze in a blender. It needs to be nice and smooth. Then, gently, pour it over a tray of vegetables that are ready for roasting. Roast them how you would normally roast your vegetables. They will take on the taste and they are impeccable.
While there are plenty of different vegetables you can roast with this dressing, our favorite is, without a doubt, some carrots.
Honey and Soy Ribs
Your marinade for these ribs will consist of the following:
- Salt and pepper to taste
- !/2 cup of honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of chili-garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of dry English mustard
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
Boil these ingredients on the stove. Slather them over some ribs which have been put in the oven to the point where the meat is starting to break away. Should take about 2.5 hours at 325F.
Put the mixture on the ribs. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes. It should be browned.
Enjoy the greatest taste known to mankind.
Honey Yeast Rolls
Going to wrap up with a recipe here that will go well with the others on this list. It also shows the versatility of the honey. Let us introduce you to rolls (yes, we know you have seen them before)
We are not going to go into depth on how you make rolls. The main difference is that you will add a touch of honey to the mixture. It makes things a bit sweeter. If you really want to make these amazing, then you can even add a light honey glaze to the top. Bake it in the oven for an extra couple of minutes with this honey glaze and you have something incredibly decedent.