Honey substitute that’s not sugar?
Intrigued by any recipe starring pork tenderloin but when I read honey in both the marinade and the vinaigrette, my balloon of glee began a slow leak. Desperate as I am to find new dishes to cook for my 93-year young mum, in recovery from colon cancer — no sugar is non-negotiable. Hoping for help here. Thank you!
Recipe question for: Colby Garrelts' Grilled Pork Loin with Green Bean Arugula Salad
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You can remake this recipe with the honey after she has recovered.
Best of luck to the two of you.
My search for tasty recipes has increased because as you say, pork loin and veggie dishes can be incredibly bland.
To satisfy her craving (deep need) for something sweet, I introduced monkfruit to sweeten a 90-second keto bread recipe if adapted and made into mini muffin bites flavored with lemon zest and vanilla (surprisingly yummy!)
I wonder if a monkfruit substitute could mimic the complexity of this dish that the honey provides. Or would it just add a touch of sweet without the requisite texture of honey…and so best, as you suggest, to just leave it out altogether.
Thank you again for taking the time to read and reply 🤗
There's already plenty of flavor in the other ingredients here.
The main point I was trying to make about simple foods is that you don't *NEED* any of these flavoring ingredients. You can grill a pork loin roast with salt and if the meat is good quality, it'll taste like roast pork. Same with the veggies, if you steam some green beans and put them on a plate and maybe sprinkled some salt, they could be enjoyable assuming the beans are in season and fresh.
I know a lot of people enjoy massive flavor bombs drowning in sauces. But withholding honey out of these two preparations for dietary restrictions isn't going to make the dish fail.