Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mustard sauce #recipe from Linda Wiken

From Linda:

When you hurt yourself on a mandolin, it's time to take a step back from the kitchen and make something really easy. Yes, I hurt my finger. Ouch.

So here's an easy recipe that you can do with one hand tied behind your back. Literally.

Mustard sauce. Just a few ingredients. Very tasty on fish, chicken, you name it.

One hand to whisk.

Nothing to chop. Okay, there's salad, but I used pre-torn lettuce!

I used frozen fish that I could snip open the packet with scissors, one-handed.

And that cute little item to the right of the fish? A parmesan crisp bought at the store, not homemade.

Enjoy.  I" promise to be more careful in the kitchen. I promise..."

Yes, this is my new mantra.

And,  here's my best kitchen tip yet -- always wear a special cut-resistant glove when using a mandolin. Leaving it in the drawer does not work!
A mandolin looks so innocent, doesn't it? Heh-heh.
Which kitchen item do you think could be deadly?

Mustard sauce

Serves 2

2 tablespoons white wine (or chicken broth)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon flour or cornstarch, to thicken (more if you like thicker sauce)

In a small saucepan, mix together all ingredients using a whisk. Heat, on medium low, for about 2 minutes. If it gets too thick, add a dash of water and stir.

Serve warm over grilled chicken, fish, or pork.


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Marinating in Murder, book #3
Recipes included!

Here's a taste of the reviews:     

Wiken’s third entry to the Dinner Club series is a clever twist on the classic whodunit… The book will have you guessing until the very end…. All in all, an intriguing read by Wiken.” – RT Reviews

"Foodies will love this book and this series. Great recipes are included as well....A fun romp of intrigue filled with foodie fun." -- Open Book Society

ROUX THE DAY,  the second  Dinner Club Mystery is available in paper and as an e-book. 
Recipes included!

TOASTING UP TROUBLE, the first in the Dinner Club Mysteries is available at your favorite bookstore and on-line, as a paperback and as an e-book.  
Recipes included!

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  1. Ouch, sorry about the injury. Been there, done that. Love the Dinner Club series! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. What a great sauce to whip up at a moment's notice! Thank you for sharing!

  3. There's a cut-resistant kitchen glove? Cool!

    I had a college friend who was deathly afraid of using knives in the kitchen. Maybe she persuaded her husband to chop things?

  4. My first glance at your opening "When you hurt yourself on a mandolin" brought to mind the musical string instrument!
    Hmm, wow. She cut herself playing the mandolin. Curious.
    Then I continued and smacked my hand to my forehead.

    Nice solution for a handicapped dinner. Hope the cut isn't too bad.

  5. I always hurt myself on the cheese grater.