• Wine Peppercorn Mustard Cheese Crostini


    1 egg, separated
    2 tsp. Mrs. McGarrigle’s Wine Peppercorn or Chipotle Lime Mustard
    3/4 cup grated aged cheddar
    1 tsp. minced scallion
    Salt, freshly ground pepper
    12 sliced baguette
    4 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs (basil & chives, or mixture of your choice)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine egg yolk with the mustards, and then stir in the cheese scallion and a little salt. Beat the egg white in a separate bowl until it holds soft peaks, and then fold into the mixture. Spread the mixture on the bread and bake until puffed and golden, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

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  • Grilled Vegetable Salad


    1/3 cup Mrs. McGarrigle’s Chipotle Lime or Creamy Champagne Mustard
    1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    2 tbsp. chopped chives
    1 tsp. dried thyme or 3 tsp. fresh
    1 tbsp. minced garlic
    4 baby eggplants
    2 Vidalia or Spanish onions
    2 zucchini
    2 yellow squash
    2 red peppers
    1 cup mushrooms
    3 plum tomatoes, quartered

    In bowl, whisk mustard, oil, vinegar, parsley, chives, thyme and garlic until blended; set aside.

    Cut eggplant, onions, zucchini, and squash into ½ inch slices.  Halve and seed red peppers.  Brush mushrooms clean and leave whole.  Quarter tomatoes.

    Grill vegetables, basting with ¾ cup mustard marinade.  Grill onions, mushrooms and red peppers about 6 to 8 minutes.  Grill remaining vegetables about 3 minutes except tomatoes.  Grill tomatoes for 1 minute.  Remove from flame and slice mushrooms and red peppers.  Combine all and drizzle with remaining mustard mixture. Serves 6-8.

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  • Penne with Grilled Vegetable and Sun Dried Tomato Sauce


    4 cups vegetables cut up (such as zucchini, butternut squash, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet peppers, asparagus, tomatoes)
    3 tbsp. Mrs. McGarrigle’s Wine Peppercorn or Creamy Champagne Mustard, divided
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    8 sun dried tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups half & half cream
    2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
    1 lb. (400g) penne pasta, cooked
    Parmesan Cheese, grated

    Combine vegetables, 2 tbsp. mustard and 2 tbsp. olive oil; broil 10-12 minutes or until well-browned and tender.

    Soak sun dried tomatoes for five minutes; drain, then slice. In medium saucepan, sauté garlic in 1 tbsp. oil for 2 minutes; reduce heat, add tomatoes, then cream, remaining mustard and basil and heat through.

    Toss hot cooked pasta with vegetables and cream sauce. Serve with grated Parmesan and freshly ground pepper.

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  • Welsh Rarebit with Mrs. McGarrigle’s Creamy Herb Dijon Mustard

    (Originally published in LCBO’s Food & Drink Winter 2007)

    Rarebits or rabbits are British cheese dishes similar to our melted cheese sandwiches. In Britain they are often served as a small savoury at the end of a meal or as a lunch or supper dish with a salad.


    2 tbsp (25ml) butter
    12 oz (375g) grated old cheddar cheese
    1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
    1 tsp (5ml) Mrs. McGarrigle’s Creamy Herb Dijon Mustard
    Pinch cayenne
    ¼ cup (50ml) Hobgoblin ale or other beer
    1 tsp (5ml) Worchestershire sauce
    6 slices thick toast
    2 tbsp (25ml) chopped parsley
    Sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

    Combine butter, cheese, lemon juice, mustard and cayenne in a pot. Stir in beer and Worchestershire sauce. Heat gently, stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is combined, about 7 minutes.

    Spoon mixture over toast making sure cheese mixture covers edges to keep them from burning under the broiler.

    Place under broiler and broil for 1 minute or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.

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  • Potato, Leek and Endive Gratin with McGarrigle’s Creamy Champagne


    4 Russett potatoes
    1 leek
    1 Belgian endive
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 cup whipping cream
    2 tbsp. unsalted butter
    ½ cup 3% homogenized milk
    2 tbsp. Mrs. McGarrigle’s Creamy Champagne Mustard
    ½ tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg
    1 cup grated Gruyere
    ½ cup Extra Old Cheddar
    Sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

    Peel potatoes, slice into ½ cm thick slices. Clean the leek and cut in half lengthwise, then into thin slices.

    Remove outer leaves of endive. Cut in half lengthwise, then slice into 1 cm slices. Crush garlic.

    Place all ingredients except cheese in a bowl and mix well. Transfer to a baking dish. Cover with a layer of parchment, then a sheet of foil. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Remove foil & parchment, then add cheese and bake, uncovered, another 15 minutes, or until cheese is well-browned. Turn oven off and let rest in oven 15 minutes before serving

    Serves 4-6.

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  • Creamy Onion Mustard Tarts

    A creamy onion filling with a touch of mustard in a wonderful cream cheese pastry.  They can be used as an hors d’oeuvres or serve with meals.

    Pastry Ingredients:

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    2/3 cup butter, cubed
    2/3 cup firm and cold cream cheese

    In food processor with metal blade, add flour and salt; pulse to mix.  Add butter and cheese and pulse until crumbly.  Gather in a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill.

    Filling Ingredients:

    2 tbsp. butter
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    1 cup whipping (35%) cream
    2 tsp. Mrs. McGarrigle’s Classic Wholegrain or Creamy Champagne Mustard
    Salt & pepper to taste
    30 cooked baby shrimp (optional)
    Grated Parmesan on top (optional)

    Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat, stir in onions, cook 1 minute; cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes. Add cream, increase heat to high and cook 2 minutes until thickened.  Stir in mustard and season.

    Roll pastry out on a lightly floured surface.  Cut into 30-3 inch rounds.  Place pastry in muffin tins and fill with onion mixture.  Bake at 425F for 15 minutes.

    Top with baby shrimps, if hors d’oeuvres. Makes 30 hors d’oeuvres.

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  • Mustard Roasted Potatoes


    4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
    4 tbsp. McGarrigle’s Hot Whiskey or Chipotle Lime Mustard
    2 tbsp. Olive oil
    1 garlic clove, crushed

    Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

    Place potatoes on a lightly greased 13” x 9” baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and golden.

    Serves 4.

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