Shrimp in Mustard Sauce
Have you ever gone to a party at someone’s home, enjoyed a particular dish, then later after writing down the recipe misplaced it? I have. Once you recognize that you have misplaced the recipe and have little time to search, have you ever just recreated the recipe in your mind as you recall it? One of those misplaced, recreated recipes for me is Shrimp in Mustard Sauce.
This Shrimp in Mustard Sauce can be served as a hors d’ oeuvre, appetizer or on the buffet table and any way its served will more than likely be overwhelmingly popular among your guests. It is also quite easy to prepare.
The funny thing is, I recently found the original recipe for Shrimp in Mustard Sauce and there were a good few ingredients in it that I had never incorporated into this dish.
Two of these ingredients were Tarragon Vinegar and Fresh Chopped Tarragon, oops. On another note, there is an old saying when describing some foods as being in two camps, those that love a particular food or dish, and those that do not. Tarragon is one of those flavors that falls into that category, some people love it’s licorice like flavor and strong scent and some people do not care for it at all. Even if you enjoy the flavor of Tarragon in dishes, a small amount goes a long way taking care not to overwhelm combining ingredients. However, feel free to try your Shrimp in Mustard Sauce with the Tarragon Vinegar and Fresh Chopped Tarragon if you like it and want to give it a try. I used Fresh Chopped Tarragon, but not the vinegar in the recipe today, and the taste testers were all happy, so there you have it.
Instead of Tarragon vinegar you could even substitute white wine vinegar for a little added tang with the Dijon Mustard and olive oil like a type of vinaigrette. It is entirely possible that when I first adapted this recipe rather accidentally, I might have also included in a bit of white wine vinegar. On the other hand, mixing together just the mustard and olive oil to emulsify the two before adding in the other ingredients simplifies the process and gives you one less ingredient to have to use in your preparation.
Any way you choose adding in a little of this or that will work, especially using the recipe below. This colorful, flavorful and simple dish at your holiday buffet may bring so many raves it may become one of your favorites to serve for many years to come, Shrimp in Mustard Sauce.