Blonde Runner Recipe: Onion-Mustard Seed Sauce


Blonde Runner Onion- Mustard Seed Sauce

Last night I made a pretty yummy sauce that I wanted to share with you. I thought I better get it recorded before I forget how I made it. I am an experimental home chef so I like to make up stuff as I go and it turns out that sometimes it turns out pretty “nummy.” I have to apologize – I don’t really measure things when I cook so everything is to-taste but here are the basics of what I did to create this yummy sauce.

Heat up a little canola oil in a medium-sized sauté pan. Then add 2-3 medium sized yellow or white thinly sliced onions (I used a mandoline for this). Add a little dark brown sugar, and 4 or 5 minced cloves of garlic and sauté down the onions until they are clear. Then I added whole dry mustard seeds (I’d guess about 2-3 table spoons), a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (throwing in a little zest too if you’d like), prepared horseradish mustard (probably a quarter cup or so), a touch of butter for flavor, and then add about ½ to ¾ cup of milk and stir it well (you could use cream here but I like to make my sauces a little lighter). Then I seasoned the mixture with dry parsley, a bay leaf, and salt & pepper to taste. After tasting it I felt like it needed a little acidity so I gave it a splash on distilled white vinegar (a huge staple in the Erickson household – my kids could drink the stuff straight – they love it. It’s crazy. LOL). Then I added a little flour to thicken it up and make it the consistency I wanted. I served the sauce over meat but it could easily be spooned over whole grain pasta and be pretty tasty. The seeds give it a little crunch. It’s so yummy. You will need to double the recipe if you wanted to use it for a pasta sauce. Enjoy.

Stay Healthy and Keep Cookin’,

Coach Lora Erickson

“Blonde Runner”

Note: As you let the sauce simmer (30-45 minutes) on low heat the flavors get better and better. If I were making this sauce just for me I might have added in some fresh ground horseradish since I like my food spicy, but I didn’t since it was a family meal. (My husband tells me I have an “iron gut.” LOL).

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