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 Honey garlic sauce

Recipe courtesy Damn Delicious
 
½ cup honey, or more to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
 
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine honey, garlic and soy sauce. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and ¼ cup of water. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes.




Honey garlic sauce
From the Pantry: Ideas from the shelf

07/01/15
By Lauren Mifsud



  Over the weekend, I went to the local farmers market for the first time this season. I’m typically not a very farmers-market-friendly cook, but I figured I could pick up some produce for the week — or at least some apple cider donuts.

 
I build most of my meals around pantry staples I always have on hand, so it’s nice to use fresh, local ingredients when possible. The first things I found were cilantro plants, which are now growing in pots on my kitchen windowsill. Cilantro is one of my husband’s favorite herbs, so he was surprised, and grateful, when I brought it home. 
 
While the cilantro was a good purchase, I made the mistake of going to the market without a list or a plan. I wanted to see what options were available but as a result was completely overwhelmed by the choices and left with little to show for my trip. Ironically, I did find a pantry-friendly ingredient: local honey. 
 
With a piece of the honeycomb tucked inside the jar, the honey was as beautiful as it was delicious. Its rich, golden hue was stunning drizzled over whole grain waffles, and it tasted even better as a sweetener for my morning tea. But the real recipe that enabled the honey to shine was one I found on Damn Delicious for honey garlic sauce. 
 
I’m always trying to find new sauces for starches and for stir-fries, and as it turns out, this recipe is divine with rice alone or paired with chicken. 
 
The sweetness of the honey is complemented by the saltiness of soy sauce and the distinct flavor of garlic. Thickened with cornstarch, this sauce comes together in only a few minutes and is brilliant on just about anything. Plus, it’s simple to alter the measurements depending on how many people you’re feeding or if you want to save some sauce for a second meal later in the week. 
 
I’ve now used this sauce on a chicken stir-fry as well as chicken on the grill, and both were delicious. If you’re a sucker for sweet, try adding some pineapple. Or add some heat with red peppers or jalapenos if you like the flavor profile of the sauce but don’t want anything that will overwhelm your sweet tooth. 
 
The honey garlic sauce proved a hit in my house, and I’ve found myself starting to plan next week’s dinner menu with this sauce in mind. Maybe I’ll throw in a bit of cilantro next time, to round out my use of farmers-market finds. 
Lauren Mifsud 





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