Fichtenhonigsirup (Sciroppo di abete)

Fichtenhonigsirup, also known as Sciroppo di abete in Italian, is a traditional syrup made from the sap of fir trees. This unique and flavorful syrup can be found in various towns and communes in Bolzano, Italy. One of the places where you can find Fichtenhonigsirup is in the town of Bressanone, at the local specialty store “Spezialitätenladen Brixen.” Another option is the town of Chiusa, where the store “Alimentari Chiusa” offers this delicious syrup.

Fichtenhonigsirup can be used in a variety of recipes to add a distinct flavor. One popular recipe is the Fichtenhonigsirup Glazed Salmon. To make this dish, marinate salmon fillets in a mixture of Fichtenhonigsirup, soy sauce, and garlic, then grill or bake until cooked through. Another recipe idea is Fichtenhonigsirup Pancakes, where you can drizzle the syrup over a stack of fluffy pancakes for a delightful breakfast treat.

It is important to note that Fichtenhonigsirup has received the PAT (Prodotti Agroalimentari Tradizionali) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The syrup is made exclusively from the sap of fir trees, without any artificial additives. It is typically harvested in spring when the sap is at its peak. The syrup has a dark amber color and a rich, woody flavor that is both sweet and slightly resinous.

Sources:
– “Spezialitätenladen Brixen” – www.spezialitaetenladen-brixen.it
– “Alimentari Chiusa” – www.alimentarichiusa.it