January 8, 2006

Mango Mustard Seed Sauce

This delicious fresh sauce is great with grilled white meats and fish. Thinned with additional juice or stock, it can also be a dressing for a savory salad. (from the description in the cookbook)

Mango Mustard Seed Sauce
from Cooking One on One by John Ash

2 TBSP yellow or black mustard seeds
1 cup fresh mango puree
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1/2 tsp fragrant curry powder
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
2 tsp sherry vinegar
1 1/2 tsp hot pepper sesame oil
1 tsp honey
salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste

Notes: I served this over grilled chicken that was seasoned with a little garlic and fresh ground pepper. The sauce had an unusual taste, and I'm not really sure the flavors melded smoothly together. I'm not convinced this was simply because I ended up using 1/2 tsp hot chile oil and 1 tsp sesame oil separately. This is the second recipe I've tried from this cookbook (the other was Chicken with Vinegar), and, so far, I'm not enthusiastic about it overall. It has a lot of good tips and techniques, but the tastes just don't quite work for me.

Posted by Jennifer at January 8, 2006 7:40 PM | TrackBack

I agree, it was fine, but the mix of flavors didn't seem to really complement each other very well.

Posted by: Michael at January 21, 2006 8:30 PM
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