LONGMONT, CO — After 26 days of tough competition, Argentina came out on top as the Official Winner of the 2006 Dulce Mundial. To honor Mundial teams and their fans, this year the National Honey Board created six simple 100% pure honey-based recipes – one for each of the Latin American national soccer teams that qualified for this year’s tournament. The 2006 Dulce Mundial turned out to be a closely contested recipe competition between Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Ecuador.
The recipe tournament kicked-off online at http://www.mielpura.org on May 15, 2006 and ran through June 9, 2006. Online visitors were encouraged to “show their country pride” and vote for their favorite recipe for Mundial viewing parties. Delicious recipes like Costa Rican Plantain Bunuelos, Brazilian Honey Bahianas, and Argentine Honey Beef Skewers duked it out. Hundreds of soccer lovers voted online to participate in the tournament. The Argentine Honey Beef Skewers was the clear favorite for Mundial fiestas.
“The winning recipe is a perfect energy-boosting treat for Mundial get-togethers,” says Bruce Wolk, Director of Marketing, The National Honey Board.
Regardless of your favorite Mundial team, one thing is guaranteed, everyone’s hungry and expecting delicious treats during the game. Who knows you might just be crowned champion of the kitchen!
Argentine Honey Beef Skewers
Brush this favorite Gaucho sauce onto real Argentinean cuts of meat, like skirt steak. Apply honey dressing liberally while grilling so that beef is brimming with flavor and after cooking to add an extra kick.
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 cup olive oil
6 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp 100% pure honey
Place egg yolk, mayonnaise, salt, mustard, white pepper and a tsp of vinegar in a deep dish. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Slowly pour 1 cup of olive oil into mixture, whip mixture to keep from thickening. Slowly add the lemon juice, honey and the remaining oil. Lastly, add the egg white and mix until the mixture stiffens and forms “peaks.” Set mixture aside. In a shallow dish, place 6-8 skewers of meat. Brush all sides of meat with honey-mayonnaise mixture. Grill meat (to preference). After the skewers are grilled, brush remaining sauce over skewers to add an extra kick of flavor.