Despite the fact that we use honey all year long, bees produce more honey in spring and early summer when the flowering plants have blossomed, and the temperature is just right. And as a honey lover, this is the best time to collect fresh honey for your numerous dishes. After all, bees tend to work less when the temperature is relatively high.
This is a great time to purchase some fresh honey or harvest some honey from your beehives. Luckily, there are numerous ways you can enjoy the health benefits of honey. Besides taking it raw, adding it to your coffee, or baking some cookies or cake, there are numerous summer dishes that you can cook with honey. We have partnered with Kristen Chapple to create summer dishes using our honey. Kristen is the editor and content creator at ecopeanut.com. She is passionate about homemade, healthy recipes and interior décor with a soft spot for DIY projects. We will be sharing 3 recipes with you the first is Honey Siracha Chicken Wings.
This meal is quite delicious and yet simple to prepare. These wings are a perfect balance of spicy and sweet. The real star of this delicious meal is the method of coating your wings with paprika and black pepper mixture before baking them. This perfect coating is what turns the surface of the wings dry and crispy.
1 tsp smoked paprika
5 tbsp sriracha sauce
6 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp Orange Blossom honey
3 tsp seasoned-rice vinegar
3 tsp kitchen salt
¼ tsp sesame oil
1 tsp black pepper
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to about 425° and then cover your baking sheet with paper foil, before placing the backing rack on top.
Step 2: Whisk paprika, salt, black pepper, and baking powder in your bowl. Place your wings in a bigger bowl and sprinkle half this mixture over them. Make sure you toss them to coat evenly. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over them again and then toss them to coat. Once they are ready, you can place them on your oven’s wire rack.
Step 3: Bake your wings in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes and then turn them and continue cooking for 20 more minutes. Turn the wings again and continue baking for another 15 minutes until they are crispy and browned. And once they are ready, you can transfer them to a large bowl.
Step 4: If you are a beekeeper, you can extract fresh honey from the combs using a high-quality honey extractor and have it ready for this delicious meal. If not our orange blossom honey works perfectly with this dish. Whisk sesame oil, rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, and orange blossom honey in a bowl to create a smooth glaze. Finally, you can drizzle the glaze over the wings and then transfer them to the serving platter.