The tag line for out Coastal Blend Honey is ‘Smear it on a kahawai, and chuck it in the smoker’. Although, if I’m honest, when we wrote the line, we hadn’t exactly tried it out with this particular blend. So when we happened upon a beautiful fresh kahawai that my brother dropped round one Sunday morning, it was the perfect opportunity for us to make sure we weren’t printing 1000 labels of false advertising.
As it turns out, coating the fish in the Coastal Blend, before smoking it in the old Weber BBQ we scored at a local garage sale, over manuka coals, was an inspired combination. The honey, combined with a generous sprinkling of salt, kept the fish lovely and moist, but gave it a delicious sweet and salty flavour. This is one we will surely be trying again, as long as our fisherman keeps delivering the fish!