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Can agave nectar be a substitute for honey?

I don't have any honey for my Chinese pork marinade. Do you think agave nectar or maple syrup will caramelize in the same way? And have the same glazing properties?

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Merrill

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

I would probably go with the maple syrup.

reikotama added over 2 years ago

Thanks! I'll let you know how it works.. I used slightly less than was called for as I was worried about the strong maple flavours being overpowering.

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phyllis added over 2 years ago

I think either would work but you need less agave than honey as well.

corey79 added over 2 years ago

You can substitute agave equally for honey

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