“Honey, I love honey!” says everyone. This golden sticky liquid not only tastes heavenly, regardless of how it is taken, it also has scientific benefits. The Egyptians used honey to adress their wounds. They also offered honey to their gods. This sticky sweet works as an inflammatory, and has anti bacterial resources. We use honey as a natural medicine for cold, in our diet, as a sugar substitute, for external beautification, in cooking, the list is endless.
Using honey in cooking gives the food a unique taste. If you have a jar of honey at home, I would suggest you to try at least one of these recipes here. You will have a sweet savoury food that will be safe to eat, even for a diabetes person. Here are 6 heavenly recipes with honey that are worth a try!
1. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet
Preparations take a bit of time, something around 35 minutes, but the cooking time is less than 5 minutes. Yes, this is a very easy recipe that hardly takes time to make, and has only a few ingredients. Your family will love this meal. Just remember to not overcook your shrimps. They cook really fast. Remove them from the heat once they turn pink. That will leave them soft, and not chewy.
2. Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs
If you are craving for some home made ribs, then this is the recipe for you. A mixture of herbs, some spices, soy sauce, and a cup of honey, these sticky ribs will surely leave you longing for more. This is a good Sunday dinner with your family.
3. Crunchy Honey Crusted Chops
You can make it as snacks, or you can give these amazingly delicious chops as tiffins to your kids. The chops have a combination of sweet and spicy crusts. And the best part is, it is quite straightforward to make.
4. Honey Sesame Chili Potatoes
Another favorite snacks made with potatoes, this will surely win you hearts. A beautiful fusion of tomato ketchup, garlic, chilli sauce, and of course honey, this potato fingers are sweet, salty, and hot! Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the potatoes, and serve them hot to your guests.
5. Honey Chicken
Honey chicken is not at all tough to cook. It is one of my favorite dishes. The glazing, glowing chicken with hints of sweet, tangy, salty flavors can be eaten with white rice, fried rice, or my personal favorite, jasmine rice. Just keep in check that you don’t over sweet the flavor, or put excess sauces in. It might just bitter the taste.
6. Honey Cake with Caramalized Pears
It would be unfair if I offer you no sweet dish made out of honey, beside all those sweet and savoury ones. So here is a simple cake infused with honey. The recipe is to the point, with no extra effort needed. You can top the cake off with caramalized pears, or you can put fresh strawberries, or any other berries, on it. If you go for fresh fruits, then drizzle some honey over them. This cake will surely top your, and your children’s favorite list.
Besides making main meals, or desserts, honey can be used in drinks, in waffles, fruits, yogurts, and in many other items. This golden sticky yum is very versatile. Lastly, I would like to let you know that despite having so many scientific benefits, and versatility in cooking, it is always recommended not to feed honey to infants who are below one year. It is because honey contains spores of bacteria which can attack your infant’s undeveloped digestive system, and can cause botulism, a rare, but dangerous illness. Other than this, you can thoroughly enjoy food made out of honey. This liquid sure knows how to make dishes tastier!