Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce (1 Net Gram)


Image: Grilled Chicken with Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce.

Grilled Chicken with Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce.

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

 

 

 

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Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce (Net Grams)
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.
Image: Grilled Chicken with Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Recipes Dinner
Cook Time 10 - 12 Minutes to reduce sauce
Servings
2 Tablespoon Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Recipes Dinner
Cook Time 10 - 12 Minutes to reduce sauce
Servings
2 Tablespoon Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Start the sauce right at the halfway point of your protein of choice being done. It can also be made in advance and then being rewarmed. If it becomes too thick thin it a bit with a some chicken stock.
  2. In a small sauce pan melt the butter and then add in the heavy whipping cream, Dijon and vermounth. Allow it to come to a simmer. As the cream bubbles away it will begin to reduce and thicken. Continue to reduce to about a half a cup of sauce. When the sauce is nice and thick remove from the heat and whisk in the tarragon.
  3. Immediately spoon 2 tablespoons of the sauce on to your plated protein. Then all that's left to do is to sit back to enjoy this incredibly rich and delicious restaurant quality meal option you prepared in minutes.
  4. Image: Grilled Chicken with Dijon Mustard and Tarragon Cream Sauce
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings 4 - 2 Tablespoon Servings

Calories 218

Fat 21g, Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 35mg, Potassium 2mg, Total Carbs 1g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g,
Protein 1g, Net Grams 1g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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