How to: Dijon Mustard Sauce


Dijon mustard sauce is a versatile condiment, often spooned over a variety of dishes, from baked chicken breasts, salmon fillets, roast beef, pork chops to lobster. The creamy sauce adds a tangy richness to meat and seafood recipes, instantly elevating them from boring to flavorful. Use the sauce to make an ordinary dish dinner, party-worthy. You can customize the taste of the savory sauce with the addition of fresh herbs.

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. chopped shallots
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 3 tsp. creamy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • Salt, black pepper and chopped fresh herbs to taste
  • Wire whisk
  • Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a saucepan over low heat. Sautee 2 tbsp. of chopped shallots in the butter.

  • Add 1 tbsp. of flour, stirring constantly, until the butter starts to thicken. Slowly pour in 1 pint of heavy cream and stir to blend.

  • Add 3 tsp. of creamy Dijon mustard and 1 tsp. of dry mustard. Sprinkle in salt, black pepper and chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon or dill, to taste.

  • Simmer the mustard sauce over low heat for five minutes, or until it is thick. Whisk the sauce to create a smooth consistency.

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