Last year, when Saucy Mama ran the "Fab with Five" contest, I thought it might be the most difficult contest that I could enter. Create a recipe using only five ingredients, including one of Saucy Mama's delicious sauces or mustards? Luckily, the sauces turned out to be so good, that it really wasn't all that difficult. While I didn't win, I had such a great time coming up with recipes that I was one of the first in line to sign up for this year's contest. This year the theme is "Skinny Mama" and we, some 50 bloggers, are to come up with low cal or gluten free recipes....healthy stuff. Yikes. The last recipe I posted was for Carrot Cake Pancakes. I wasn't so sure I could do this. Then, the box of mustard arrived in the mail.
You can win a selection of three mustard's...see how below!
Since my last recipe was a rather caloric, albeit tasty, breakfast entree, I thought I would start with a healthier breakfast idea.
Eggs Florentine on Golden Polenta with “Skinny” Mustard Sauce
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard or Champagne Honey Mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
12 oz prepared polenta, cut into 8 1/2" rounds
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 (6 oz) bag baby spinach leaves
8 eggs, poached
Salt and pepper to taste
First, mix the yogurt, mayo, mustard, lemon juice and water together; set aside.
Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the polenta slices and fry them over medium/low heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
Add an additional teaspoon of oil to the skillet and add the fresh spinach. Saute for 3 or 4 minutes, or until wilted and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the spinach from the skillet. Spoon the mustard sauce into the warm pan and cook for about a minute until heated through.
Arrange two polenta slices on a plate. Top each slice with 1/8 of the spinach and a poached egg. Drizzle the sauce over the egg; repeat for each polenta slice. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. This recipe will serve 4, two eggs each.
I love a nice runny yolk, but if it's not your bag, simply cook your egg longer.
Not sure how to poach an egg? Watch Alton Brown do it here:
Now, how about that giveaway? Saucy Mama is generously giving away a three pack of mustards to one of my readers. Simply leave a comment telling me what kind of recipe you would use your Saucy Mama mustard in and you will be entered . On Wednesday, February 29th, Saucy Mama will open the voting polls on her Facebook page, and you, our readers, will decide which 10 recipes will be in the final judging. For additional entries, simply vote for the recipe that you like best, and come back here to let us know you voted for your favorite. Winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter on or about March 7th, 2012. Good luck and enjoy all of the creative entries!
Disclaimer: I was given a Saucy Mama box of condiments in order to create this recipe. All opinions, as always, are my own.