Saturday, June 06, 2015

Mama Mulate's Voodoo Dipping Sauce - a weekend recipe

Mama Mulate is a recurring character in my French Quarter Mystery Series that features paranormal private investigator Wyatt Thomas. Not only is Mama a practicing voodoo mambo, she's also a Ph.D. who teaches literature at Tulane University. Mama first appeared in Book #1 Big Easy and has been in many of the six book (currently working on #7) series. She lives in an old New Orleans neighborhood with her three cats. She drives a fully restored Bugeye Sprite, and to say she's a bit eccentric is a gross understatement. One of my readers suggested she and Wyatt should have their own Facebook pages. They've become so very real in my mind, I'm actually afraid of what might happen if they indeed got their own pages. Among other things, Mama is a wonderful Cajun and Creole cook. Here is her recipe for one of my favorites.


• ½ cup cold water
• 1 t cornstarch
• ¼ cup honey
• 2 T green onions, thinly sliced
• ½ green pepper, small, thinly sliced
• 1 T lemon juice
• 4 t prepared Dijon-style mustard
• ¼ t onion powder

Pour water in a medium saucepan and mix in cornstarch to dissolve. Stir in honey. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens - about 15 minutes. Remove sauce from heat. Stir in green onions, lemon juice, prepared Dijon-style mustard, onion powder, and green pepper. Serve warm or chill in the refrigerator.


Mama Mulate is a recurring character in Eric Wilder's French Quarter Mystery Series. Check out Mama and all the colorful characters in Eric's books on his Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBook author pages.

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