The sweetness of the maple syrup is complimented by smoky, warm and spicy seasonings to create a thick, fragrant and flavorful glaze for finely textured pork. Be sure to choose side dishes that offset the sweet nature of the recipe.
If you’ve ever had to be coaxed to “eat your Brussels sprouts,” it wasn’t because of this recipe. These Brussels sprouts soak up the sweet smoky goodness of pure local maple syrup, and the crisp bits of bacon add a little welcome crunch.
Any grade of maple syrup will do, but for full, robust flavor, choose darker, late season maple syrup. This vinaigrette is perfect for salads that feature slices of pears or apples and salty feta or goat cheese.
Maple syrup has its place at the breakfast table and sometimes in the most unusual places like in this all-in-one bacon and egg dish.