Simple honey drizzles are perfect for spicing up your daily meals using ingredients you already have in your cupboard. There’s much more to honey than a sweet taste. Every honey has its own unique flavor profile, bursting with the characteristics of its terroir. The secret to pairing these sweet and savory combinations lies in exploring the wide varieties of flavors and textures and then coming up with a combination that is balanced and pleasing to your palate. It’s easy to recognize when you have created a harmonious pairing. Think about the taste equation of one plus one equals three in your mouth, meaning that the combination will create a synergy of flavors that is far grander than the flavors of the individual parts.–C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum
LC But That's Not All... Note
We all know the comfort of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, yes? And some of us know the slightly more, uh, dare we say it, sophisticated pleasure derived from a peanut butter and honey sandwich. This particular peanut butter and honey sandwich that’s gilded with peppery arugula illustrates an ingenious use for a drizzle of honey. In their indispensable and encyclopedic book, The Honey Connoisseur, authors C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum mention several others, mostly fast fixes requiring nothing more than a quick dribble of honey and the slight whisking of ingredients. Tweak the amounts as you please:
Honey and olive oil (toss with leafy green salads or fruit salads)
Honey and balsamic vinegar (goes lovely with sliced strawberries)
Honey and mustard (use as something in which to dip and dunk your fried chicken)
Honey and barbecue sauce (slather it on ribs and burgers and pork chops and chicken and…)
Peanut Butter, Honey, and Arugula Sandwich Recipe
- Quick Glance
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- Makes 1 open-face sandwich
- Peanut butter (crunchy or creamy, natural or not), to taste
- 1 slice your favorite bread (toasted or not)
- Honey, to taste
- Handful fresh arugula leaves
- 1. Spread the peanut butter on one slice of the slice of bread and drip, dribble, or drizzle with honey. Top with arugula.
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Peanut Butter, Honey, and Arugula Sandwich Recipe © 2013 C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum. Photo © 2013 Andrew Purcell. All rights reserved.
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