With a versatility that matches its sweetness, honey is the "little ingredient that could," bringing its characteristic deliciousness to everything from baking to main dishes, appetizers, beverages and more. With a little imagination, a dash of honey, and a few of our favourite recipes, you can make everyday meals feel like a special occasion.
Honey Chicken Recipes
Dijon mustard works magic on chicken. Coincidently, it also pairs nicely with honey. For proof, check out this Honey Lemon Dijon Crusted Chicken recipe, which marries French's Dijon Mustard with honey. Combined with panko breadcrumbs for an extra-flavourful, crispy coating, standard chicken breasts become next level.
Mustard also plays a star role in this Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken recipe, but this time it's paired with the bright tang of French's Classic Yellow Mustard and tomato ketchup to create a rich sauce with a glaze that makes chicken even more juicy and flavourful.
Not a fan of mustard? Pair honey with ginger, instead. This root's warm, gentle heat blends with ingredients including Chinese cooking wine, sesame oil and orange juice in the recipe below to create a sweet, classic Asian-inspired Honey Ginger Orange Chicken dish that is a favourite of take-out lovers everywhere.
Honey Seafood Dishes
If chicken isn't your thing, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate honey into your dishes. Honey and seafood might not be the first combo you'd think of but trust us when we say - this one works.
This recipe for Honey Citrus Shrimp calls on lemon, lime, garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander to create Caribbean-like flavour. A little cayenne pepper brings the heat, while liquid honey balances it out with a touch of sweetness.
Salmon more your style? Pan Seared And Steamed Honey Orange Marinated Salmon is marinated in a sweet and savory blend of orange juice, soy sauce and honey to create a mouthwatering fish dish for any night of the week.
Honey Ribs and Veggie Options
We couldn't talk about honey dinner recipes without mentioning ribs. However, these aren't just any ribs; they're Honey Harissa Ribs, which means they pack a little punch.
Harissa is a hot chili paste native to North Africa. Here, it's mixed with liquid honey and ketchup to create an unexpected wet rub for juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs that goes beyond traditional BBQ flavour.
The final dish in our collection is for vegetarians. Honey doesn't just elevate meat-forward dishes; it does the same for pasta, too. This Brown Butter And Honey Tossed Ravioli is tossed in a nutty brown butter sauce starring Liquid Honey, Parmesan cheese and Sage Leaves to really layer on the flavor delivered by each tender pocket of spinach and ricotta cheese.
Inspired yet? When it comes to incorporating the natural sweetness honey into your everyday cooking, you really can't go wrong!
More Recipes with Honey to Try
- Turmeric Ginger Infused Honey
- Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
- Honey and Heat Pickled Veggies
- Honey Nut Glazed Brie
- Crunchy Honey Yogurt Breakfast Parfait