HONEY IN CHINESE CUISINE
Traditional Chinese honey recipes are good for your health. The recipes use natural ingredients that work well with each other. Chinese food activates metabolic processes in the body, strengthens the immune system and helps fight disease.
Honey in Chinese cuisine is used in the preparation of meat dishes, sauces and fruit desserts. Traditional Chinese tea is usually drunk without sugar. Sweet lovers can use honey during the tea ceremony. Consider simple Chinese recipes that you can repeat at home.
Chicken with honey in Chinese
Cooking the chicken in the sweet sauce will take about 45 minutes. For the recipe you will need:
• Chicken legs – 6 pieces.
• Natural honey – 5 tbsp. l.
• Salt and pepper to taste.
Rinse the chicken legs and remove the skin. Dry the legs with a paper towel. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Spread honey on both sides of the legs and place in a skillet. Fry the meat until golden brown.
Transfer the meat from the skillet to a baking dish. Add some water to the bottom of the mold. Bake the chicken for 35 minutes at 200 degrees. As you can see, this Chinese honey recipe is easy to replicate at home.
Pork ribs with honey recipe
Moving on to a more complex recipe. To cook pork with honey you will need:
• Pork ribs – 2 kg.
• Bee honey – 4 tbsp. l.
• Brown sugar – 2 tbsp. l.
• Soy sauce – 2 tbsp. l.
• Sesame oil – 50 ml.
• Cognac or whiskey – 100 ml.
Combine soy sauce, whiskey or cognac, sesame oil and sugar. Marinate the ribs in the mixture for 8 hours. Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Bake the ribs without marinade for 15 minutes. Remove the meat from the oven and spread honey on both sides. Place the meat in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
Take your time to pour out the marinade. According to this Chinese recipe, the marinade should be cooked in a saucepan until it becomes a sauce. Remove the pork from the oven and pour over the prepared sauce. The dish can be served hot or cold.
Recipe for salmon in honey sauce from China
To cook salmon in soy-honey sauce, you will need:
• Salmon – 200 grams.
• Bee honey – 1 tbsp. l.
• Soy sauce – 4 tbsp. l.
• Olive oil – 2 tbsp. l.
• Garlic – 2 cloves.
• A mixture of peppers to taste.
• Sesame seeds to taste.
Remove the seeds from the salmon. Crush the garlic in a press. Combine olive oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper. Leave the salmon to marinate for half an hour. Place fish on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake the salmon for 15 minutes at 220-230 degrees.
Chinese honey recipes are not as difficult as they seem. You can cook Chinese food with simple ingredients and delight your family with delicious meals.
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