Really Good Tarragon Mustard Sauce

March 11, 2014
Author Notes

I was messing around with mustard and cream and came up with this. Besides eating gobs of it by the spoonful, I'd use it on pretty much everything, as a dip for steamed mussels, crudite, or anything fried, tossed with roasted potatoes, or draped over some poached eggs for a quickie hollandaise. Or if you want to tszuj up some chicken breast, steak, or a piece of fish, this is your sauce.

Pernod is some gnarly stuff, so don't be all loosey goosey with your pour. You just need a little, but it truly elevates the sauce to something spectacular. —mrslarkin

  • Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard, not grainy
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced and smashed into a paste
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Pernod liqueur
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons runny honey (or to taste)
  • fresh cracked black pepper (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Stir together all ingredients. Sauce will thicken as it sits. If making ahead, keep refrigerated.

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