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Make Your Summer Sweeter with Honey

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Grilled Honey Glazed Shrimp
Strawberry Chiffon Pie
Citrus Salad with Avocado
Honey Marinated Chicken
Honey Raspberry Iced Tea

(Family Features) - With summer in full swing, outdoor chefs are fine-tuning their grilling game and looking for creative twists on backyard food favorites. But most cooks often overlook a classic pantry staple that's a great secret ingredient and unlikely ally when entertaining outdoors: 100% pure honey.

It's an all-natural sweetener that keeps things simple with only one, pure ingredient: honey. And it's not only limited to desserts and drinks. Savory dishes that call for time on the grill can benefit just as much from incorporating 100% pure honey. It's perfect for homemade, natural-ingredient marinades and in addition to its one-of-a-kind flavor, it aids in caramelization, a key process in grilling.

For even more recipes to make your summer sweeter, visit www.honey.com.

Grilled Honey Glazed Shrimp

Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup 100% pure honey
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons black and red pepper blend
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon California-style coarse onion powder
  • 30 jumbo shrimp
  • 12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Preparation
    1. Place orange juice, honey, lime juice, mustard and dry seasonings in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 12 minutes or until thickened and reduced by half. Divide the glaze into 2 plastic containers, seal tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. Thread shrimp onto skewers.
    2. Cook shrimp over hot coals for about 3 minutes on each side or until completely pink, basting with one container of the glaze during grilling. Remove from grill and baste with remaining glaze.

Serves
Makes 6 servings

Strawberry Chiffon Pie

Ingredients
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) coarsely chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup 100% pure honey, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • Prepared 9-inch crumb crust

Preparation
    1. In small bowl, mash strawberries and 1/4 cup honey; set aside.
    2. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand five minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup honey. Warm over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Transfer to large bowl; stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture mounds on a spoon when tested.
    3. Using electric mixer, beat mixture at medium speed until light. Fold in strawberries; mix until well combined. Pour into prepared crust. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours.

Serves
Makes 8 servings

Citrus Salad with Avocado

Ingredients
  • 3 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 grapefruits
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure honey
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 255°. Slice tortillas into very thin strips. Dry strips by placing on a cookie sheet and baking for approximately 15 minutes. Set aside.
    2. Peel oranges and grapefruits, then section, seed and place in large bowl; set aside. In small bowl, whisk together honey, raspberry vinegar, oil and salt. Pour over citrus sections and toss gently. Top with avocado slices and tortilla strips.

Serves
Makes 6 servings

Honey Marinated Chicken

Ingredients
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure honey

Preparation
    1. Blend all marinade ingredients (exclude the 1/3 cup honey); pour over chicken breasts. Marinate in refrigerator overnight in plastic bag.
    2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill six to 10 minutes, turning once and basting occasionally with 1/3 cup honey during last five minutes of grilling.

Serves
Makes 4 servings

Honey Raspberry Iced Tea

Ingredients
  • 2 cups freshly brewed tea
  • 2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure honey

Preparation
    1. In large, heat-proof pitcher, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly combined and honey is dissolved.
    2. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, pour over ice.

Serves
Makes 4 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Note: To make the Frosted Honey Latte also pictured, visit www.honey.com for the recipe.

SOURCE: National Honey Board


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