No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken

Marinade

  • ¼ Cup Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tsps Minced Tarragon
  • ¼ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – Halved Horizontally

Sauce 

  • ½ Cup Whole Grain Mustard
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 – 4 TB Maple Syrup
  • 1 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TB Minced Tarragon
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼  Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • Chopped Fresh Tarragon for Garnish

Step One

Whisk together the mari- nade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chicken and coat. Cover and marinate for up to 1 hour.

Step Two

Whisk the sauce ingredi- ents together in a small saucepan, place over medium heat and warm for about 10 minutes.

Step Three

Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Grill over medium heat for 8 – 10 minutes until the temperature on an instant read thermometer reaches 165F. Remove, dunk in the warm sauce and garnish with tarragon if desired.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

When buying tarragon, make sure you buy French tarragon instead of Russian. French tarragon is extreme- ly fragrant with a pronounced anise flavor. Yet another tarragon variety – often called Mexican tarragon – can stand in for the French in a pinch, but is a little “spicier”. Tarragon’s species name, “dracuncu- lus”, comes from the Latin for drag- on, and reflects the shape of its leaves as well as its middle ages reputation for curing snake bites.

No. 3 : Get Creative

You probably know that maple syrup is a delicious sweetener made from the sap of maple trees. But did you know that it’s available in four different grades from “golden color with a delicate taste” to “very dark and strong”? The third designation , “amber color and rich taste” is my favorite, its darker color more intense flavor is worth the work to seek it out!

No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week

George Duboeuf Fleurie Flower Label
Beaujolais, Fleurie, France
Around $19.00

This flavorful wine is from Georges Duboeuf – the “king” of Gamay. Gamay is the primary grape grown in the Beaujolais area and Fleurie is one of the top ten wine areas in the region – called “Crus”. This bright and lighter red wine has a potent aroma of ripe strawberries and cherries with a juicy ripe taste to match. Serve it slightly chilled to bring out its fruit flavors.

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