Salty and Sweet
Fresh honeycomb can be a delightful addition to many other seafood dishes, offering a sweet and savory contrast. Here are three savory seafood pairings:
Honey-Glazed Grilled Shrimp: Marinate shrimp in a mixture of fresh honeycomb, garlic, lemon juice, and a touch of chili flakes. Grill the shrimp until they're slightly charred and glazed with the honey mixture. The honeycomb adds a unique depth of flavor to the shrimp, making them sweet, savory, and slightly sticky.
Scallops with Honeycomb Butter: Create a compound butter by mixing softened butter with pieces of fresh honeycomb and a bit of fresh thyme. Pan-sear scallops until they're golden brown, and then top them with a small pat of the honeycomb butter. The butter slowly melts over the scallops, infusing them with a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors.
Oysters with Honeycomb Mignonette: Prepare a classic mignonette sauce by mixing finely chopped fresh honeycomb with vinegar and shallots. Serve this honeycomb mignonette with freshly shucked oysters. The sweet-tangy sauce enhances the briny, savory notes of the oysters, creating a delightful pairing.