Welcome to the Cast Iron Lane Maple Monday Series where I feature a delicious recipe that includes maple syrup. With Indiana’s Maple Syrup production increasing in recent years – I thought this would be a fun way to introduce more of its use to my friends and family.
You can browse a wide selection of maple syrups here. Keep in mind that all maple syrups are not equal. If you have tried a maple syrup in the past and you found it to be bitter, try again. It’s probably just that brand or particular harvest or process that you do not like.
Make sure that you use real maple syrup in the recipe, and not corn syrup – which is what most table syrups are. It can greatly affect the taste of the recipe if maple syrup is not used.
I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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How to Make Maple Shrimp and Chicken with Veggies
Maple Shrimp and Chicken with Veggies
- 1/2 lb. chicken breast (cut into bite-size pieces)
- 1/2-3/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1/3 Cup broccoli florets
- 1/3 Cup mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/2 lb. shrimp
- 1/2 Cup carrots (cut julienne)
- 1/2 Cup onions (cut julienne)
- 1/2 Cup celery (cut julienne)
- 1/2 Cup green pepper (cut julienne)
- Add a little oil to a large sauce pan,
- When warm, add and sauté broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery and green pepper
- Mix in shrimp and chicken
- Cook until shrimp and chicken are almost done
- Stir in the maple syrup
- Cook a few more minutes, until meat is done
- Serve with white fluffy rice or over chow mein noodles
Did you make today’s Maple Shrimp and Chicken with Veggies?
Did you know: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener made from the sap of maple trees. It has been used for centuries by people for its unique taste and health benefits. Today, maple syrup is a popular ingredient in many recipes, as well as a staple of Canadian cuisine. Here are some of the most common uses of maple syrup:
As a sweetener: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that can be used in place of sugar in many recipes. It is particularly popular in baking, where it can add a rich, caramel-like flavor to cakes, cookies, and breads.
As a topping: Maple syrup is a classic topping for pancakes and waffles, but it can also be used to sweeten oatmeal, yogurt, and ice cream. Its unique flavor and viscosity make it a versatile and delicious addition to many dishes.
In marinades and glazes: Maple syrup can be used to add flavor and sweetness to marinades and glazes for meat, fish, and vegetables. Its natural sweetness pairs well with savory flavors, making it a popular ingredient in barbecue sauces and marinades.
In cocktails: Maple syrup can be used to sweeten and flavor cocktails, adding a unique twist to classic drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. Its rich flavor pairs particularly well with whiskey and bourbon.
As a health supplement: Maple syrup contains antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese, which can help boost the immune system and support overall health.
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