A little bit of Honey!

Spanish honey / Juan Manuel Sanz - ICEX

Spanish honey / Juan Manuel Sanz – ICEX

Honey is as versatile an ingredient as it is delicious. It is used as a sweetener for teas and other beverages, desserts, fruit, breads and pastries, and any number of other things. It is also a delicious complement to savory dishes, adding layers of texture and flavor to fresh and cured meats, cheeses and other foods.

Honey also happens to be a key ingredients is one of this country’s most iconic sweets, Spanish turrón, or nougat, and plays a big role in the culinary heritage left on the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs.

The following recipes demonstrate three very different, but equally tasty, ways in which honey can be used to bring out the best in a range of dishes.

Sobrasada with honey (Sobrasada con miel)

Lamb with honey (Cordero con miel)

Turrón ice cream (Helado de turrón)

Enjoy!

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