Today’s post is brought to you by La Maison Maille. Making fine french mustard since 1747.
I have a bit of a history lesson for you with today’s post. First of all, here’s a fun fact about me: I have a history degree. Bet you would have never guessed… Well I do, and even though I never use it, I am always interested in old thing culture, people, artifacts… So when Maille asked us to sample their mustard and create a recipe, the 1747 on the label peaked my interest. Its easy to learn about Maille’s history. They are proud of it and rightly so! The founder of the company, Antoine-Claude Maille, became the official supplier to the court of Louis XV in Paris in the same year he established this company, and later, Maille Mustard graced the table of French and English Kings and Queens throughout history. La de da! Anyways, I eat that shit up. If you do to, you can learn more about La Maison Maille’s story here.
Maille sent us 5 different mustard’s to try. White Wine mustard, Dijon Blackcurrant mustard (yup, you read that right), Lemon and Harrissa, Walnut flavored mustard, and Parmesan Cheese and Basil mustard. Right away, Debbie and I gravitated to the White Wine mustard and the Parmesan Cheese and Basil mustard. Of course we tried the others still. We think the Lemon and Harrissa mustard would add an interesting and tasty twist in our Caeser. We will let you know when we try it. We haven’t figured out what to try the Blackcurrent or Walnut mustard with! Those ones we might need some help with. Any ideas?
Maille Mustard is very different from the yellow mustard that most of us are accustomed to. It is rich and strong with intense flavor. A tiny bit of Maille Mustard goes a long way!
We decided to use our favorites of the Maille Mustard to make some stuffed portobellos. We used the mustard two ways in this dish. First we mixed the Parmesan and Basil mustard with a little bit of butter and painted the insides of the mushrooms. The mixture slides down in between the gills of the portobellos and fills them up with beautiful buttery mustard flavor.
We also made a white wine mustard cream sauce that we drizzled on top of the shredded chicken filling that is mixed with zucchini, sundried tomatoes, and bacon. That sauce is to die for! Creamy and savory with a distinct character of white wine and slight mustard bite.
The sauce is also amazing with pan fried scallops on a bed of pasta. Just saying…
This meal is perfect for the warmer weather were having these days. Its served hot, but its extremely low on the carbs, so its a light that’s perfect for a girls evening on the patio. Or lunch for that matter. I love a dish that doesn’t sit heavy but still feels slightly decadent and totally satisfying.
If you were feeling a little cheesy, you could sprinkle some cheese on these when you bake them. Gruyere would be nice. Or Parmesan or Asiago… Yum!
So, lets get to the contest shall we! Maille Mustard is giving away a trip for two to Burgundy, France for a “edible journey” through the birthplace of Dijon mustard. The winners will enjoy an exclusive tasting at the Maille boutique in Dijon with the trained Mustard Sommelier, amazing food at Michelin-starred restaurants, prestigious wines at world famous vineyards, and plenty of culture and entertainment. Yes please! How amazing does that sound?! If you’re reading this blog, you probably love food, so you want to go on this trip…
You can enter the contest below. Good luck!
Maybe only one person can win this trip, but you’ll still be a winner if you serve this dish. Ha! That was a super cheesy line.
Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a Wine & Maille Mustard Sauce || Win a Trip to France
- FOR THE SAUCE
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp Maille White Wine Mustard
- 2 shallots (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 clove garlic , minced or finely grated
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 1 tbsp flour or 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cashew or coconut milk (you can use regular milk too)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup gruyere cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- FOR THE MUSTARD BUTTER
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tbsp Maille Parmesan Cheese and Basil Mustard
- 1 clove garlic , minced or grated
- 1/4 tsp salt
- FOR THE SHREDDED CHICKEN
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3 cloves garlic
- poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper
- 1 onion , diced
- 2 cloves garlic , minced or grated
- 1/2 zucchini , diced
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes , sliced
- 125 g proscuitto or bacon (about 3 or 4 slices)
- TO MAKE THE STUFFED MUSHROOMS
- 4 portobello mushrooms
- 1 - 2 tbsp mustard butter sauce
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded chicken mixture for each mushroom
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup mustard and wine sauce
- chives for garnish
- TO MAKE THE SAUCE
- Put a skillet on medium heat and add 1 tbsp of the butter. When the butter is melted throw in the diced shallots and garlic. Saute till tender.
- Add the white wine and reduce it till there's about a 1/4 of a cup of liquid in the pan, then add the rest of the butter. When its melted, add the flour and cook for a minute stiring with a whisk.
- Add milk and chicken broth and cook till it thickens. Spoon in the mustard and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle in the greyere cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
FOR THE MUSTARD BUTTER
- Melt the butter and place in a small bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
FOR THE SHREDDED CHICKEN
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Once its hot, add the oil to the pan and brown the chicken on both sides.
- Add the garlic and the broth and throw it in the oven at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
- Once its done, shred the chicken with two forks, remove from the skillet and set aside for a moment.
- On the stove, heat the skillet on medium heat and add the onion and proscuitto or bacon. Saute till the onions and bacon are cooked.
- Add the zucchini and garlic. Saute for another min or so then add the chicken back to the pan. Stir to combine and remove from the heat.
TO MAKE THE STUFFED MUSHROOMS
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Paint the inside of the portobello mushrooms with the Maille Parmesan and Bail Mustard sauce and place them on the baking sheet.
- Bake them in the oven for about 5 mins. Take them out and stuff with the chicken mixture, and then bake again for anther 5 mins or until they are fully heated.
- Remove them from the oven, plate them and then drizzle the sauce on top.
- Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.