30 Jun Mustard – Improving everything it touches!
With a magical combination of acid, salt, and spice all in one cheery yellow spoonful, it’s a go-to for brightening and perking up the flavours in so many savoury dishes. When a salad dressing, marinade, or sauce seems to be lacking a little something, mustard is the no-fail secret ingredient.
On Potatoes: Mustard adds a nice tang to your classic potato salad recipe or try a whole grain mustard dressing on your potatoes.
In a Glaze or Rub: Mustard is amazing rubbed on meats like pork, or brushed onto a fish fillet before baking.
As a Marinade: Add a bit of mustard to your marinade for fish or meats. It will lend a unique tanginess that everyone will be asking about.
On Eggs: Mustard is a traditional ingredient in deviled eggs, but just a dollop can also add flavour to scrambled eggs when stirred in. Or use mustard as a simple topping on hard boiled eggs or omelettes.
In Barbecue Sauce: Mustard, either bottled or dry, is a key ingredient in many barbecue sauces
For Breading: Coat meats, especially pork or chicken with mustard, and you’ve got some flavourful glue that will help adhere breading for an oven-baked dish.
On Vegetables: Whether it’s steamed or roasted vegetables, mustard adds a nice flavouring that’s more complex than just salt and pepper.
For a Serving Sauce: After you’ve seared chicken or steak, don’t throw away all the nice browned bits in the pan. Add some broth and mustard and scrape it up to create a delicious gravy-like serving sauce.
Vinaigrettes and Dressings: The reason for using mustard in a salad dressing or vinaigrette may seem obvious, but it’s not just for flavour – mustard acts as an emulsifier, uniting the oil and vinegar so it doesn’t separate.
In Stews and Casseroles: Many classic stews call for a spoonful of mustard – that’s because it adds flavour and works as a thickener. Add a spoonful of mustard to your beef stews and casseroles, like chicken pot pie.
And not forgetting…
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