The Joy of Cooking with Dijon Mustard
Dijon mustard is one of those condiments I have always had on hand, but never knew what to do with. This is a classic addition in many French inspired dishes. Here it provides that game changing element of complexity and surprise I have come to rely on to elevate the flavor profile of a sauce or salad dressing.
The addition of the fresh tarragon adds an extra special element of surprise for your taste buds. It’s licorice notes pair exceptionally well to an already noteworthy sauce served all on its own. It gives something like this grilled chicken that WOW I look to incorporate in all my cooking. What I love about this sauce is that it is equally delicious with fish like halibut, Chilean sea bass or any other delicately mild white fish. A sauce with some versatility, how could you not appreciate that!
A Note on Herbs
When working with herbs fresh is always best. If you can’t find fresh don’t fret. Dry herbs work out just fine. What’s important to note though, is that you will need to scale back on the amount used. With dry herbs the flavor is extremely concentrated. If you use the same amount of dried herbs you risk overwhelming the flavor profile of your dish with that particular herb’s flavor. Not a good thing in my book.
For me cooking is all about providing that delicate balance of flavors. This is what keeps me happily content and coming back for more. I love the element of sweet, savory and complex flavor profiles. You can’t get this kind of good unless you pay dearly for it with a special night out. That never has to be the case again. This sauce is not only an easy option to make, but one that you will look forward to serving again and again. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike