Monday, September 12, 2011

Hollywood Bowl & Jalapeno Mustard Dipping Sauce

I love the summertime in LA. 

One of the great pleasures is being able to eat alfresco, listening to some great music.  One place to do that is at the Hollywood Bowl.

I LOVE the Hollywood Bowl.  There is nothing better than sitting under the stars in the cool breeze listening to the fantastic orchestra...and eating all the scrumptious food of course!

MGG and I try to go to the Bowl every season.  This year, not so much.  I'm not sure why, just things got in the way.  So when I saw that they were having a concert  playing music from famous movies...well I just snapped up those tickets and off we went!

The concert was really a treat...but we also got another treat from the weather that day!  First there were clouds, and then the crowd was all yelling..."LOOK!  A DOUBLE RAINBOW!".

How beautiful.

Then came the show...and a lightening show off in the distance as well!  What a site...and quite a night.

The great 'HOLLYWOOD' sign...

Remember this movie?

It's amazing how the orchestra plays the music exactly in time to the movie.

A sea of green...

So on to the food!  I decided to take a picnic. 

The menu:

Sandwich Sliders
Fried Chicken Tenders (I used this recipe cutting the chicken in to tenders which are easier to pick up)
Jalapeno Mustard Dipping Sauce (recipe below)
Cucumber, Tomato, and Dill Salad (click to go to the recipe)
Peach Raspberry Crisp (click to go to the recipe)

For the Sandwich Sliders I took dinner rolls to use as my base.  We had two different sliders:   
Turkey, Salami, and Provolone sliders
Ham & Swiss sliders.

See how cute.  They are wrapped in parchment paper and secured with a pretty toothpick to keep them together when traveling.

We also had some great fried chicken tenders. (You can use my Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breasts as your guide.)   So good!  But what took these over the top is the Jalapeno Mustard Dipping Sauce.  WOW!  This was really good.  I found the recipe in a Southern Living magazine and altered it just a bit.  You should really try this sauce.  It has such ZIP!  It's mustardy and spicy at the same time..(the secret is Jalapeno Jelly) ...a must try.  Great with chicken strips, wings, as a spread on a sandwich...endless possibilities!

Try it, you'll like it....and let me know what you think of this sauce.  Enjoy!

Jalapeno Mustard Dipping Sauce

Makes about 1 cup

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
1/4 cup Dijon mustard


Stir together all ingredients until blended.  May be served right away or chilled.
adapted from Southern Living Jalapeno Mustard Dipping Sauce

1 comment:

  1. Ahw yum! What a simple delicious sauce. Haven't seen any Jalapeno Pepper Jelly around these parts though so I'll have to improvise a bit.  ツ



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