Summer is a season we all look forward to, with its promise of exciting outdoor adventures and barbeques with friends and family.. While the usual grilling items take center stage, we believe that no BBQ is complete without a delectable cheese plate. Today, we want to share with you our favorite go-to recipe that effortlessly elevates any cheese plate and adds a touch of sophistication to your summer spread. As an added bonus, you can pull out that kitchen torch you got for Christmas 10 years ago!
Introducing our Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée recipe—a delectable combination of sweet, salty, and umami flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. This extraordinary dish pairs perfectly with baked crostinis, crackers, and pita chips, but it also is a delightful accompaniment to chicken or lamb.
If you find yourself enamored with the Hot Manuka Honey, don't hesitate to make extra! Try drizzling it over pizza or wings for a delicious, unique twist!. We even like to add it our chai tea for a little extra warmth!
In case you don’t want to make your own hot honey, try Capilano Chilli Honey from Australia. This fantastic product comes in a convenient squeeze bottle, allowing you to easily add its spicy sweet goodness to any dish or beverage.
Hot Manuka Honey:
- ¼ cup PRI Manuka Honey
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 block authentic greek feta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Homemade Hot Manuka Honey
- 1-2 tsp granulated sugar
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- fresh thyme
Hot Honey Instructions:
- In a saucepan, combine manuka honey, red pepper flakes and hot sauce.
- Stir well on low heat, once it starts to bubble up (around 3 minutes) turn the heat off and continue to stir.
- Strain the honey over a mesh sieve to remove the pepper flakes and transfer to a jar to cool. Set aside.
Feta Brûlée Instructions:
- Remove the feta block from the brine and pat dry with a paper towel. Place parchment in your air-fryer and place feta in the middle. Brush with olive oil and cook at 380F for 10 minutes. Let cool and then carefully remove from the air-fryer.
- Place the feta block on a heat-resistant plate. Drizzle a generous layer of hot manuka honey over the feta and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar over the honey in an even layer. Immediately use a kitchen torch to brûlée the sugar until it starts to caramelize and bubble.
- Top with chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. Garnish with fresh thyme.
- Your Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée is now ready to be savored. Serve it immediately with freshly baked crostinis, crackers, or pita chips to allow the warm and creamy feta to contrast with the sweet, smoky, and slightly spicy flavors of the honey.