A Touch of Sweetness: 8 Savory, Seasonal Recipes With Maple Syrup

The flavor of maple syrup is more than simple sweetness, which may be why it works so well in savory recipes, especially the kinds of recipes we start dreaming about at this time of year: crisp-skinned roast chickens glazed with maple and lemon, shredded Brussels sprouts topped with maple-toasted nuts, and roasted root vegetables tossed with maple and sage.When it comes to cooking with maple syrup, grade B maple syrup is the best choice, as it has a more robust flavor. Mix it into a glaze for proteins, add it to marinades or vinaigrettes, or beat it with butter to melt over cooked vegetables, rolls and yes, even pancakes.

Recipes To Try

Master Cleanse Chicken
Miso-Maple Sweet Potato Tacos with Coconut Cilantro Sauce
Brown Rice Bowl with Maple-Glazed Tempeh & Tahini-Miso Dressing
Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Maple Glaze at White on Rice Couple
Salmon Steaks with Soy-Maple Glaze at Food & Wine
Maple and Sage Roasted Turnips and Carrots at Sunday Suppers
Green Beans with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette at Real Simple
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Maple Hickory Nuts at Gourmet

Do you ever use maple syrup in savory dishes?

Related: White Sugar Substitute: 10 Cakes and Desserts Sweetened with Maple Syrup

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