Copycat Benihana Magic Mustard Sauce

When the first Benihana opened in 1964, Japanese cuisine was unknown to the United States and the idea of having a chef prepare a meal at your table was completely unheard of. Blending exotic Japanese dishes with a dazzling chef performance may have been a radical idea, but it was the recipe for success at Benihana. More than 100,000,000 meals have been served since 1964.

Benihana Magic Mustard Sauce

1 tbsp Sesame seeds
3 tbsp Dry mustard
2 tbsp Hot water
3/4 cup Soy sauce
1/4 Garlic clove – crushed
3 tbsp Heavy cream – whipped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sesame seeds in flat pan in oven to toast. (about 10 – 15 minutes)
Mix mustard and water in a small mixing bowl until it forms a paste.
Place in blender with sesame seeds, soy sauce and garlic.
Blend at high speed for about 1 minute.
Remove and stir in whipped cream.

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    1 good teaspoonful of mustard, 1 dessertspoonful of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1 oz. of butter, vinegar and salt to taste, 1 teaspoonful of sugar, 1/2 pint of water. Brown the wheatmeal with the butter in the saucepan, add the mustard, vinegar, sugar, and salt, let all simmer for a few minutes, and then serve.


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