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Chili . . . honey . . . butter. Need I say more? It's actually dangerous to keep this condiment around because you will find yourself buttering your toast with it, frying up eggs with a bit of it melted in the pan, not to mention making home fries, too. And that's just breakfast. It can be used to sauté green beans and carrots, to brush on grilled fish, even to baste a whole chicken for roasting.
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Get her recipe after the break.
The possibilities are endless. Here's my recipe:
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
Combine all the ingredients and whip in a blender or processor, or just by hand with a fork, until they form a smooth sauce. Spoon mixture into a rigid plastic container and keep covered in the fridge.
MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP.
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