I saw recipes using booze (e.g., vermouth or beer), juices, vinegars, herbs, dried tomatoes, you name it. I had to try it, and whatever I did had to be unique. I decided to make three different varieties.
For the first, I remembered Meredith's bottle of green apple rum. As a drink, I can't stand it, but I thought it would make a great base for a mustard. I got to work and when it was done, it had quite a punch. I originally added two tablespoons of mustard powder, however, I changed the recipe to one tablespoon (it was a little hot). When Meredith tried it, she said that the combination of apple and heat make it scream for a pork roast.
For the second, I wanted to use some balsamic vinegar. It turned out really tasty and I used it to make some coleslaw the same day. It was at that point when I noticed that the blender base was the same size as the standard mason jar lid. I no longer need to buy a spice grinder.
For the third, I wanted to use some whiskey. The recipe I found also used honey. I unfortunately didn't have any rye on hand, or an inclination to go shopping and I didn't want to use my single malt so I used some Crown Royal that was a gift from my brother. Of course, my brother took some of the mustard home with him to Edmonton.
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Three very unique adaptations to making your own mustard. Sounds like you really can use just anything as a base, though I'm sure whiskey will really adds that extra kick.ReplyDelete
Sounds great! I need to try some!ReplyDelete
Wow, so liking the sound of your flavoured mustard variations, esp, the Whiskey which I think my Scottish friends would love.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing how easy it is to make you own flavoured mustard. I will def. be having a go, but as good as it may turn out - I think the husband will still have a soft spot for Dijon.
@mangocheeks: still just as easy. I think dijon is dry white wine, onion, garlic, honey and tabasco (or something like that). I was floored with the number of mustard recipes out there!ReplyDelete
Dan, these flavors look amazing! I love making my own spices and condiments, and you've shown just how easy it is! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Potluck!ReplyDelete
How did I miss this?!! I love mustard and these sound wonderful.ReplyDelete