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Jacob Griffin doesn't want maple syrup to be stuck as a pancake staple; there's a lot more sweetness to tap.
Five Unlikely Uses for Real Maple Syrup: Jacob Griffin
1. Sweet mornings
2. Savory/sweet balance, always
When making an herb or spice rub for a pork chop, whole chicken or steak, add some maple syrup to not only lend that sweet balance, but also to help hold your herbs and spices to the actual meat and to aid in caramelization.
For salad dressings, use maple syrup in place of sugar or honey; you'll be the belle of the salad ball.
Watermelon Radish and Citrus Salad with Maple-Sherry Vinaigrette
For the dressing:
For the salad:
Make the dressing ahead of time by combining the vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and cider in a bowl or blender. Slowly whisk or blend in the olive and canola oils. Season with salt and pepper. You can adjust the bite or the sweetness of the vinaigrette by adding additional Dijon or maple syrup.
For the salad, cut segments from the citrus fruits. Slice the watermelon radish into thin whole slices. Toss mesclun with the radish, onion, citrus and dressing. Top with shaved Toussaint or your favorite Parmesan. Serve immediately.
3. Syrupy health and beauty
4. Craft a cocktail
5. Use it in a pickle
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