This recipe comes from my favorite restaurant in Napa, Mustards Grill. It’s become a tradition to eat lunch at Mustards at least once with the family when out visiting over Christmas and this time I bought their cookbook as a present to myself after another great meal. Give them a visit the next time you’re in California wine country!
Making the stock for this dish was way more fun than I had expected (relaxing, too). I just tossed some of my favorite vegetables and herbs together in a pot and stepped away, letting the boiling water extract all the wonderful flavors as I prepared the other ingredients. It was a nice change of pace from flying around the kitchen trying to cook 10 things at once!
When it’s raining, whip the dill out. Fun recipe for a stormy day. Make the Garlic-Dill Aioli first. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, olive oil, crushed garlic, dill weed and lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the refrigerator.
What’s a mulliard? It’s one of the many nicknames I have for my dog Gracie. And since she’s so stinking cute, why not name a dish after her?