Sweet Meets Heat

Why Honey Hot Sauce?

In addition to being beloved for its soothing, naturally sweet flavor, honey has always been on the cusp of superfood status. It's a sweetener, but it's also a rich source of antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties. All good for squeezing into lemon tea when you have a sore throat, but there are times the overwhelmingly sweet flavor can fall a little flat when paired with savory foods—no kick, spice, or edge. The solution is simple: Sauce Queen Honey Hot Sauce.

People are using honey for its healing properties, but you can use our honey hot sauce as well as its spicy kick that balances out the sweetness factor. Not only do you get the same benefits found in traditional honey (and then some), but also, you’ll get that bit of heat to fire up the flavor of your dish and add more potency to whatever you’re drizzling it on.

How to enjoy hot honey at home

While many of us never forget to add spice (like cayenne, turmeric, or paprika) to savory recipes, we tend to ignore the element of sweetness. This is certainly an oversight—combining sweet-spicy or sweet-sour flavor notes in foods is a super simple way to layer in complexity, or to elevate an otherwise bland dish.

Pair our Sauce Queen Honey Hot Sauce with veggies to add a bit of sweet and spiciness to a side dish or salad. Roasted eggplant, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are two prime examples. “Once the veggies are roasted to your desired texture, stir in or drizzle on some honey hot sauce before serving alongside protein, like baked salmon.

You can also use it in crispy fish tacos, like those made with white fish or tuna. Coat your favorite fish in a little cornstarch before air frying or baking and add to soft corn shells with some shredded cabbage. Drizzle your honey hot sauce on before adding a squeeze of lime. Instant vibrancy.

Use our honey hot sauce to make breakfast foods more savory, as opposed to sweet. “Top your oatmeal with leftover roasted veggies and an egg or two before drizzling some honey hot sauce over top.  You can also drizzle it over Greek yogurt topped with spiced almonds or cinnamon-scented granola plus pomegranate seeds or other fresh fruit. The same goes with avocado toast, pizza, serve it alongside cheese and crackers, or use it as a topping for frozen yogurt or ice cream!

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