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Eat: Amora – You’ll Fall in Love

Amora:  The Near-Empty Jar Says It All

Amora: The Near-Empty Jar Says It All

I confessed in an earlier post that I am neither a food critic nor a chef. However, in Paris, I fell in love with Amora and have been cooking with it since my return.

Amora is a strong Dijon mustard and it’s rumored that the French keep it on hand for regular use.

I experienced Amora when it was brought to me as a condiment when I ordered an omelet at a café in Paris.

I was hooked and brought a small jar of it back with me from my trip in September.

I have found several uses for Amora including omelets, salad dressings, and sandwiches. However, it wasn’t until I stumbled across a recipe from Johanna, owner of Vigor Fitness and Wellness that I thought it was time to update my salty and oily stir-fry recipes with something that had a lot of flair but little fat and less sodium.

The recipe she posted on her Facebook page called for turnip greens.  I swapped them for Bok Choy and added chicken for protein.

Here’s what you’ll need to serve two people:

2 boneless chicken breasts sliced thin
3-4 stalks of Bok Choy (with green leaves)
1/2 onion
2 cloves of fresh, crushed garlic
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
White pepper
Sea salt

Sprinkle chicken breast slices with a pinch of salt to tenderize and get rid of the “funky chicken taste”.  In a wok, add crushed garlic and coat with 1/2 cup of low-sodium chicken broth.  Heat. Add chicken breast pieces and sauté until chicken begins to turn white.

Add onions and chopped Bok Choy with the leaves.  Add remainder of low-sodium chicken broth and white pepper.  Simmer.

When the onions, Bok Choy, and chicken are cooked through, remove from heat and pour/scoop out most of the chicken broth.

Return pan to stove and add two tablespoons of Amora Dijon mustard.  Stir.  Salt to taste and serve over steamed brown rice.

Live alone and have leftovers?  Reheat the remainder in a microwave-safe dish for 2:45 minutes and stir in a teaspoon of Amora to moisten.

This rich-tasting dish is a satisfying departure from traditional stir-fry recipes, so enjoy.

Concerned about the nutritional content of Amora?  According to Myfitnesspal.com, each teaspoon of Amora contains the following:

10 calories
1 gram of fat (zero saturated or trans)
0 grams of cholesterol
0 grams of sugar
110 mg of sodium

Want to know where to get some Amora for your kitchen if you can’t make it to the Monoprix in Paris anytime soon?  Check out these sellers on Amazon.

Bon appétit!