This Warm Mustard Dill Sauce is rich, creamy and delicious, flavored with Dijon mustard, white wine and fresh dill. It is perfect for drizzling over baked salmon or a simply seared chicken breast. Or try it over a batch of Swedish meatballs if you want to branch out from the standard gravy!
Not only is this Mustard Dill Sauce easy, it can be made in advance and simply reheated before serving making it a great for entertaining. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions for making this simple sauce at home!
Why This Recipe Works
- This sauce has delicious and well balanced flavor thanks to the right combination of mustard, cream and white wine.
- It comes together in a matter of minutes but has complex, sophisticated flavor.
- It is versatile and can elevate something simple like a seared chicken breast or simple salmon filet into something elegant.
- Cream and Dijon mustard form the base of this recipe.
- A bit of dry white wine provides just the right amount of acid to balance out the cream, and a splash of water keeps the sauce from getting too heavy.
- Shallot and fresh dill bring flavor.
How to Make this Recipe
- Begin by heating the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until they are soft and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the white wine and simmer until the mixture is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
- Whisk in the mustard, cream and water. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Keep a close eye on the shallots while they cook! If they are beginning to brown, reduce the heat slightly.
Let the sauce cool and then transfer to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. The sauce will keep for about 3 days. Simply reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.
Try using a different herb rather than dill. Parsley, chives or tarragon would all be delicious options!
I really like this sauce with chicken or salmon.
Looking for more Scandinavian-inspired sauces? Give these a try:
Give this Warm Mustard Dill Sauce a try and let me know how you put it to good use in the comments below. It's a great way to dress up just about anything.
Warm Mustard Dill Sauce
- 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
- 3 tablespoons minced shallots
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan until shimmering. Add the shallot and cook until soft and translucent about, 2-3 minutes.
- Add white wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
- Whisk in mustard, cream and water. Simmer until thickened slightly, 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add fresh dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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