Agave nectar may be normally used to replace refined sugar in recipes, so you’ll end up with a healthier version of the dish. But there is another interesting aspect to the use of agave in our culinary adventures.
Agave syrup is a wonderful surprise addition as a gourmet condiment!
Consider this: Whenever we enjoy a savory meal, our taste buds react to salty, sour and bitter. (There’s also umami — learn more about it here!) Most of the time, we won’t find anything sweet in a savory recipe. But as good chefs know, only when all our senses of taste are stimulated at the same time — that’s when the real flavor explosion happens in our mouth. So they add a little sugar to soups and sauces, roasts and vegetables, and so on. Now, we can do better than that, using agave sweetener as a flavor enhancer but also as a gourmet condiment.
How To Enhance Savory Breakfast Foods With Agave Nectar
- Drizzle over breakfast sausage, bacon, or ham
- Stir a spoonful of agave nectar into a peppery gravy
- Mix a little bit of the syrup with your hash browns before pan-frying
- Glaze a breakfast pork chop after it’s cooked
- Serve as a dipping sauce for potato pancakes with onion and horseradish
- Tacos and migas are great with a touch of sweet!
Agave Nectar Helps To Create Perfect Sandwiches For Lunch
- Make a sandwich filling with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, avocado, lunch meat and cheese and then top it off with a few “lines” of agave sweetener. Outstanding!
How To Impress Your Dinner Guests
- Brush a grilled chicken breast with a nice glaze
- Add a touch of sweet to any fish preparation
- Serve a sweet dip with fried or boiled shrimp
- Complete any roast or even braised meats with a moderate amount of agave — either as a drizzle over the cooked item, or as an ingredient of the sauce
These are just a few basic tips. Once you have started experimenting with adding agave nectar to your familiar recipes, you will get inspired to try all kinds of new ways to enhance your culinary creations. And your guests will love and admire you for that.
Agave nectar is usually sold in squeeze bottles. So, as the saying goes: Just a simple squeeze or two make a gourmet chef out of you!