Thanks to labels like Mike's Hot Honey and Bees Knees Spicy Honey, the past year has seen so-called "hot honey" become the darling of the condiment world. But why pay as much as $20 for a jar when you can make your own version of the stuff using only two pantry ingredients?
Photo by missy.
It turns out that to make the stuff, all you really need is honey, chilies and 90 minutes of time. Simply steep Thai bird-eye chilies with honey on low heat for an hour, then let for at least 30 minutes.
The result is a sticky, fiery condiment that you can drizzle on roasted meats or vegetables, or add to meat marinades or salad dressings. It's also great for pairing with peanut butter or fresh cheeses as a snack, or used as a topping for desserts of all kinds.
Hot Honey [Bon Appétit]