BBQ with BeeMaid Honey: 3 Tips for Grilling Success

Summer is here, and you know what that means – it's time to fire up the grill and indulge in some mouthwatering BBQ delights! But if you're looking to take your grill game to the next level, look no further than BeeMaid Honey. Not only does honey add a touch of sweetness to your dishes, but it also brings a whole new dimension of flavour, and texture that will have your guests buzzing with delight.

What Are The Benefits of Using Honey?

Taste: Honey's natural sweetness and complex flavour notes enhance the taste of grilled foods. It balances the savoury, salty and smoky flavours of meats, adding a unique richness to each bite. 

Texture: When used on the grill, honey caramelizes beautifully, creating a delightful and slightly crispy crust that locks in moisture. 

Binding Agent: Honey's sticky consistency acts as an excellent binding agent in sauces and marinades, helping to adhere spices and other ingredients to your food as it cooks. 

Now, grilling with honey may sound like a sweet idea, but it does comes with its own set of challenges. One of the main concerns is the risk of burning. Nobody wants charred chicken or veggies. But fear not, because with a few simple tips and tricks, you can master the art of grilling with honey like a pro!

1. Mix It Up 

The key to a successful honey-infused BBQ lies in the marinade. Creating a balanced marinade not only adds flavour but also helps tenderize the meat and lock in moisture. When using BeeMaid Honey, combine it with complementary ingredients like oil, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, and herbs to create a symphony of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds. Remember to whisk the marinade thoroughly to ensure the honey is evenly distributed, providing a sweet and savoury coating that caramelizes beautifully on the grill.

2. Low and Slow 

As you grow more familiar with your grill and its abilities, you'll start to notice the different areas of heat it generates. Understanding these hot and cool zones is essential, particularly for pinpointing where indirect heat resides, perfect for slowly caramelizing your honey-infused treats.

When grilling with honey, patience is a virtue. Opt for low to medium heat to prevent the honey from burning too quickly. This slow and steady approach allows the natural sugars in the honey to caramelize gently, imparting a rich, golden hue and a depth of flavour that's simply irresistible. Keep a close eye on your grill and adjust the temperature as needed to avoid any unwanted flare-ups. Trust us, the wait will be worth it when you sink your teeth into that perfect BBQ goodness.

3. The Glaze Game

As your meats and veggies sizzle away on the grill, don't forget to give them a little TLC in the form of a honey glaze. Brushing on a thin layer of BeeMaid Honey mixed with a splash of citrus or vinegar adds a glossy finish and an extra burst of sweetness that elevates your BBQ to gourmet status. But remember, moderation is key – too much glaze can lead to excessive charring, so apply it sparingly and wait until the final stages of cooking to avoid any sticky situations.

Summer Sensations: Honey BBQ Inspiration

Now that you're armed with the knowledge to conquer the challenges of grilling with honey, it's time to put your skills to the test with some delectable recipes. From honey mustard glazed chicken skewers to grilled peaches drizzled with honey and cinnamon, the possibilities are endless when you let BeeMaid Honey take center stage in your summer BBQ extravaganza. Check out some of our favourite grilled honey recipes below:

Jalapeno and Honey Cheeseburger 

Asian Honey-Tea Grilled Prawns 

Orange Honey BBQ Ribs

Honey Lime Chicken Skewers