September 18, 2009

Whole-Grain Mustard Sauce


Sautéed chicken breast with whole-grain mustard sauce and sautéed vegetables.
Sautéed Chicken Breast with Whole-Grain Mustard Sauce

I held a class last Sunday on the techniques of braising and sautéing and had a lot of fun. During the class I made a simple whole-grain mustard sauce that is really very tasty and quite versatile.




Sauté some chicken breasts, pork cutlets, green beans, or whatever else you'd like to. Meanwhile, mince a shallot. When the sauté is complete, set aside what you sautéed and lower the heat, then add the minced shallot and cook for a minute or so to soften. Deglaze the pan with about a half cup of dry vermouth or white wine, then raise the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Stir in about three-quarters cup of heavy cream, add salt and pepper to taste, and reduce until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Whisk in about 3 tablespoons of whole-grain mustard, adjust the seasonings then serve.

You're welcome to try this with any whole-grain mustard you wish, but honestly, the very best flavor requires a superior mustard. I use Edmond Fallot whole-grain mustard. When I finally break down and start making my own mustard, I might change my mind.

9 comments:

  1. Mmmm, sounds delish! I'll have to try this.

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  2. Looks great! I'll have to see what kind of whole-grain mustard we have around here when I go to the store next so I can give it a try :)

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  3. What a great quick chicken topping, full of ingredients I almost always have on hand! YUM!

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  4. It's great to find a sauce that is so versatile. Looks terrific!

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  5. That looks so simple and tasty! Thanks for sharing... now I must find this fancy mustard :) Although I have been contemplating canning my own this summer...

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  6. [...] idea.  One of my foodbuzz friend’s had a great recipe this week.  StumptownSavory posted a mustard sauce, that in addition to looking delicious, contained ingredients that I usually have on hand.  [...]

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  7. Gareth: I made this the other night using slices of pork tenderloin. It was delicious.

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  8. Excellent! Thanks for letting me know about your success.

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