There are many ways to add a little sweetness to home cooking. Maple syrup is a versatile option that can enhance lots of foods.
This tasty choice makes a delicious sauce for a variety of meats. Try using it as a glaze over beef, chicken, pork, or even shrimp. For a spicy flair combine this ingredient with a tasty chili oil or paste. It is also wonderful when combined with mustard, or barbecue sauce, for more sweet and complex flavor options. Marinate, baste, and coat as usual for a sweet and spicy sauce for your favorite broiled, baked, sauteed, fried, or Barbequed meat. Do not forget to set some extra sauce aside for dipping.
For another fun option get the kids involved! Allowing them to mix syrup with other condiments is a great way for kids to learn about flavors and express some creativity as well. Kids can learn about flavor options in the same way they learned to mix colors at school. Besides, it a nice way to include the kids in the meal, spend some nice family time together, and help get them comfortable in the kitchen.
Dessert presents lots of options for integrating this ingredient. This natural option is a quick and easy way to add some extra sweetness to simple dessert choices. Instead of using icing, dribble some over cupcakes and cakes. Try smothering brownies and dessert bars with this easy addition. For another tasty treat try drizzling some over a favorite ice cream. To enjoy a comforting drink stir a tablespoon into a glass of warm milk. Then swizzle a cinnamon stick through the milk to add a little spice.
Do not be hesitant to use your favorite flavors in new and creative ways. Regardless of how this wonderful and versatile ingredient is used, it will add a little sweetness to any meal. Sticky, sweet maple syrup will bring a smile to almost any face.