Personal Taste: Do You Like Sweet-Savory Combinations?

Personal Taste: Do You Like Sweet-Savory Combinations?

Emma Christensen
Sep 22, 2009

Fall seems to bring on a lot of dishes that combine sweet and savory flavors: butternut squash in pasta, roasted meat with stewed fruit sauce, even desserts spiced with herbs like rosemary and thyme. Do you like these kinds of dishes?

We're always a little cautious when making (or eating!) a sweet-savory dish. These dishes can so easily go from an intriguing play of flavors to a disaster of syrupy sweetness. The key is getting the sweet and elements balanced in just the right proportions.

Here are a few recipes we're curious to try:

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Parmesan, from the Kitchn
Braised Short Ribs with Chocolate and Rosemary, from Epicurious
Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Melted Apples, from Simply Recipes
Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Sage Lasagna, from Sustainable Table
Grilled Orange Salmon, from Taste of Home

What sweet-savory combinations do you like?

Related: Chocolate's Savory Side: Don't Wait for Dessert!

(Image: Flickr member [puamelia] licensed under Creative Commons)

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