With July being National Grilling Month and the Fourth of July the most popular day for grilling, we here at the National Honey Board (NHB) want to help you make this summer sweet with simple tips, tasty recipes and a fun giveaway, all inspired by honey.
As an all-natural ingredient, honey is essential in every kitchen pantry, but it can also be your secret weapon when grilling. A true culinary marvel, honey works in marinades as an emulsifier, not only physically bringing all the ingredients together, but also bringing balance and incredible flavor, all while locking in your grilled meat's natural juices and giving it beautiful color. Our friend and grill master, Chef David Guas shared with us his best tips, tricks, and reasons for grilling with honey, and you can check them out here.
But we aren't just talking about marinades, sauces or your favorite BBQ recipe, honey also adds an extra flavor boost to your breakfasts, side dishes, desserts, and beverages as well! Check out our favorite summer-inspired honey recipes below and you'll see why there's no substitute for delicious, all-natural honey.
Now on to the giveaway! Do you use honey as a base in your favorite poolside cocktail? As a marinade on your Fourth of July ribs? How about a glaze on your grilled veggies? However you use honey this summer, we want to hear about it and are willing to reward you for it!
We're kicking off the warm summer season with a fun honey-inspired giveaway. Entering is easy - we want to know how you beat the heat with honey, so take to your favorite social media channel (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and tell us what your favorite honey recipes for summer using the hashtag #SummerOfHoneyContest.
Five winners will be selected at random on August 1st and will receive a sweet honey-inspired package including an apron, cookbook, honey along with other little goodies. Click for official rules.
So how do you sweeten up your summer with honey? Get social with us and you could be a winner. Good luck!