Honey-thyme Sauce

Honing tijm saus

A match made in heaven: honey and thyme. Obviously, this is a tasty classic sauce that goes perfectly with lamb, but also with duck or chicken.

The honey creates a nice syrupy and sweet sauce that sticks nicely to your meat. We make the sauce in the pan in which you fried the meat, all the bits provide extra flavor. 

We prepare this sauce at the very last minute with cold cubes of butter, so that it becomes even fuller in flavor.

Honing tijm saus
Honey-thyme Sauce

What is honey-thyme sauce?

It’s a sweet and aromatic sauce that goes well with various dishes, especially grilled dishes, chicken, pork and vegetables. The honey gives sweetness to the sauce, while the thyme provides the spicy and aromatic flavor.

It’s a versatile sauce that can be used for both savory and sweet dishes. Vary it up and use it as a marinade for meat or vegetables, or as a glaze during cooking to add a delicious flavor.

Recipes with honey-thyme sauce

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Honey-thyme Sauce

Delicious honey-thyme sauce that goes perfectly with lamb, duck and chicken.
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Cultiviz


  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 dl red wine
  • 4 dl veal or poultry stock
  • 50 g butter cold cubes
  • dash sunflower oil
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • salt


  • Clean the shallots and garlic and chop finely. Heat a little oil in the pan in which you just fried your meat and fry the garlic and shallot until they are nice and translucent. Of course, you can also start in a pan that has not yet been used, although the browned parts of the meat will give extra flavor to your sauce.
    Honing tijm saus maken
  • Add the thyme to the shallot, stir well and then add the honey.
    Honing toevoegen
  • Deglaze the pan with the red wine and let it reduce until a little less than half is left.
    Rode wijn toevoegen
  • Add the stock and let it reduce again by half. The sauce may have become nice and syrupy and strong. Pour the sauce through a sieve and pour into a saucepan.
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  • Just before serving, use a hand blender to blend the sauce little by little with the cold lumps of butter. You can add a little extra thyme if desired. If necessary, season the sauce with salt and pepper.

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