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One of our all time favorite ways to add a touch of sweetness to dishes, baked goods, and drinks. Silan is widely used in Middle Eastern cooking and can be thought of as the Mediterranean's version of honey. Made with pure dates and dates only, Silan can be used in place of honey or pretty much any liquid sweetener in a recipe.
It's rich, molasses-like texture and color gives vegetables and chicken a beautiful deep gold color when cooked. You'll find that the flavor is more complex and that it has less natural sugar than its counterparts like honey.
It rich, caramel-like flavors are the reason we reach for it when we want to add a hint of sweetness to any kind of food. Once you try it, it will be your new go-to as well because of its delicious flavor and incredible versatility.
Below you’ll find some of our favorite recipes using silan.
In this recipe, silan acts as a glaze for roasted ribs, making for a satisfying, sticky, tender dinner.
Cooking pineapple is a delicious way to experience the fruit. The silan adds a nice caramel flavor that mellows out the acidity.
Silan is used to add a hint of sweetness to this savory red pepper based dip.