Birch syrup is an amazingly versatile ingredient in both sweet and savoury dishes; simple and complex recipes! Try substituting birch syrup in recipes that call for simple syrup (sugar and water).
Salmon and birch syrup complement each other extremely well. Syrup glazes can be applied before or after the fish has been cooked.
Kispiox Birch Salmon
Drizzle 1-2 tsp. pure Kispiox birch syrup over a fresh salmon filet. Use a fork to pierce the syrup into the filet. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Sprinkle fish lightly with ground cumin and finely diced onions. Bake for 25-28 minutes uncovered. Garnish with finely sliced onion or chopped fresh cilantro.
Birch Syrup Glaze
Whisk together 2 tbsp birch syrup, 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, half a clove of minced garlic and 1/4 tsp minced fresh ginger. Pour over broiled salmon or white fish.
Easy Dip or Glaze
Mix 2 tsp birch syrup and 1/2 c mayonnaise with a dash of your favourite hot sauce and use as a dip for fresh vegetables or french fries. As a glaze, spread mixture over canned salmon; heat in the microwave or broil in the oven.
Some of us like the taste of birch syrup full on. If you are such a person, go for the quick and easy pairings of birch syrup drizzled over fresh fruit, hot breakfast cereal, or dairy products like ice cream, plain yogurt, and cottage cheese. Drizzle over whipped cream in a specialty coffee.
Dress up pureed vegetable or squash soups with a swirl of birch syrup.
Birch Syrup Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp birch syrup, 1/2 tsp dry mustard, pinch each of sugar, salt and pepper.
Birch Syrup Chipotle Compound Butter
Stir together 1/2 lb softened unsalted butter, 2 tbsp birch syrup and 1 tbsp dried chipotle flakes. Roll into a log, cover with plastic wrap and chill until hardened. Cut into coins and serve on steak.
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