Don't forget to invite nature's own liquid gold - honey - to the party, reminds Nature Nate's Honey Company.
Frisco, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Summer – that time of year when we enjoy grilling outside, patio parties or an end-of-summer soiree over Labor Day weekend. Don’t forget to invite nature’s own liquid gold – honey – to the party, reminds Nature Nate’s Honey Company.
Marinated dishes are perfect for summer – think of them as chill and grill. Put the dish together, chill in the refrigerator and, finally, grill outside. Honey kicks up the flavor of marinades and other dishes with natural sweetness – family and friends will wonder about your secret ingredient. Pure, raw and unfiltered honey, such as Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey, is a healthy choice.
- Adding sweet ingredients to the marinade can help form appealing caramelized, crispy coatings on grilled meats.
- Always marinate in the refrigerator. And most important, if basting with a liquid in which raw meat marinated, do not apply it during the last three minutes of grilling.
Before grilling, clean the grill’s cooking surface. This will remove residue from the last time the grill was used and help prevent food from burning or sticking as it cooks.
- Turn the grill’s flame up on high.
- Soak a small towel or several paper towels folded together in a small pan of vegetable oil.
- Use a wire brush, preferably one with a long handle, to scrub the cooking surface and allow the bits of food to drop through.
- Pick up the soaked towel or paper towels with tongs and rub over the cooking surface to oil it and remove any dust left from the wire brush. You may need to repeat this step if grilling many items.
Try this marinade with meats and this marinated potato dish at a cookout, says Nature Nate’s, and make a big hit with everyone.
Honey Cilantro Sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon shallot, minced
½ cup Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey
2 cups barbecue sauce, your choice
3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
In a medium, nonporous bowl, combine the garlic, shallot, honey, barbecue sauce and cilantro. Mix well and pour onto meat or poultry. Discard any leftover sauce.
Honey Lime Potatoes
12 small red potatoes, halved
¼ cup Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed.
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Scrub potatoes to remove any dirt. Prick all over with a fork. Micro-cook the potatoes on high for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender but firm. Combine the honey, lime juice, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Brush the vegetables with the honey marinade. Grill potatoes for about 10 minutes, brushing them with the honey marinade every few minutes and turning them after 5 minutes.
For more information on Nature Nate’s Honey Company, contact Jane Jarrell at 214-718-4408 or jane(at)janejarrell(dot)com.
Nature Nate’s Honey Company has been providing raw and unfiltered honey since 1972. Look for the bear-shaped bottles with the orange label at your local grocer. To help alleviate allergies with an assist from nature – think organic, adults should take 1 Tablespoon of honey a day and children over age 1 should take 2 teaspoons a day. For your convenience, our honey can be found on a number of shelves at local retailers, including Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods. Visit http://www.naturenates.com.