This brilliant little trick came to me by way of the great cookbook Keepers, by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion while I was making their Tilapia with a Citrus-Soy Marinade the other night. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of a honey and right when I was about to squeeze the honey onto my spoon, I noticed they added a footnote with a handy cooking hack. Usually, when I cook with honey, half the honey remains in the cup or spoon and I spend 10 minutes standing over the bowl, waiting for each drop of honey to come down, making a mess. But Kathy and Caroline, added in this tip to the recipe that made everything so much faster, easier, cleaner and much more accurate! I've used it a bunch of times since learning it - you'll be amazed how many times you find yourself in this "sticky situation!" (harhar)
All you do is lightly spray the spoon or cup you are using with a little bit of cooking spray before adding the honey. Then after you measure out your honey, it will slide right off the spoon or out of the cup into whatever delicious thing you are making. It's like magic! It works every time and with any sticky ingredient like molasses or syrup, as well.
Such an easy, but extremely helpful trick that I never thought of before! It reminded me of this game changing garlic tip! Do you have any simple tricks you use in the kitchen?
(all photos, jamie grill photography)