Everything about Mustard

All About Mustard

There are many varieties of mustard and although it really comes down to how spicy you like your mustard, there is a certain variety of mustard that can enhance a dish slightly better than the other.

Mustard is created from grind Mustard seeds, vinegar, and salt. Spices, herbs, sugar, champagne or wine are added to enhance the flavors further. How spicy mustard depends on the type of seed combination used. Brown mustard seeds are spicier than yellow ones. This means that the browner a mustard looks it will taste spicier.
Mild Mustard
This mustard is very suitable for making a mustard sauce, to add to mayonnaise and mustard butter.

Medium sharp Mustard
With it's slightly sharper taste this mustard is great to use as a meat marinate.

Spicy Mustard
Wonderful with gourmet style hot dogs.

Super Spicy Mustard
This mustard is great with fatty meats and helps you digest better.

Sweet Mustard
Great to use as an additive to salad dressings and with white sausage.

Mustards Row 1

1. Horseradish Mustard
Medium to Spicy - The addition of grind Horseradish adds an extra kick to this mustard. Wonderful with a trout fillet.

2. Champagne Mustard
Medium - herbal taste and aromatic. The addition of Champagne makes this mustard a wonderful addition to sauces and steamed fish, such as Salmon.

3. Dijon Mustard
Mild to Medium - herbal taste. Named after the Dijon region in France this mustard is created with white wine and adds great flavor when added to ground beef. Also used to make a vinaigrette.

4. Pepper Mustard
Medium - Green peppercorn grind is added to make this another very flavorful mustard. Great to add to fondue sauces and as a condiment for roasts.

Mustards Row 2

5. Seedy Mustard
Medium - The mustard seed is not completely ground giving this mustard a grainy texture. Great with chicken and all sorts of fowl, meat, and vegetables.

6. Grilling Mustard
Medium - Paprika is added to this mustard for extra flavor enhancement. Great on anything that comes off the grill.

7. Roisserie Mustard
Medium - coarsely grind - you can still find a mustard seed or two makes this a mustard that can tolerate great heat. So for meats headed to the oven such as roasts or pork chops great mustard to use.

8. Herbal Mustard
Mild - Made with Estragon and other herbs from Provance it tastes great with chicken or turkey.

Which one is my favorite you ask? I live on the wild side of things and love things super spicy. My favorite mustard is a Russian Mustard that opens your sinuses!

Storing Mustard:
Make sure the lid is placed back on securely and store in the refrigerator. Optimum storage is 2 months for flavor, aroma, and spiciness to be at a peak. If you are not as picky, mustard seems to last a super long time. If your favorite mustard has dried out and you just can't run to the store for a new one add a bit of vinegar, oil, and sugar and it will soften up again.

Benefits of Mustard:
Mustard contains oils (allyl-mustard oil) which stimulates the appetite and your digestive system. Therefore it is recommended that you offer mustard when serving especially greasy meats.

Source: This article was published many, many years ago in the "Für Sie" magazine and is part of my recipes collection.
Photography: Uwe Bender

Related Posts

East Meets West Caliente Wrap
East Meets West Caliente Wrap
Get your taste buds to dance with this amazing tasting East meets West Wrap. I love fusion cooking and constantly experi
Read More
Pasta with Red Pepper Romesco Sauce 🌸 Easy, Fast and Delicious Meals
Pasta with Red Pepper Romesco Sauce 🌸 Easy, Fast and Delicious Meals
This easy to make dish requires little prep and can be enjoyed in about 15 min. . The Spanish Red Pepper Romesco sauce d
Read More
Spinach Salad with Fruit and Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar Dressing
Spinach Salad with Fruit and Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar Dressing
The combination of fresh baby spinach and fruit tossed in a Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette is an amazing, refreshin
Read More
Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

* “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.This page might contains affiliate links, therefore if you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.” *

Gift Ideas

1 of 10

Shop Miniatures

1 of 7

New Freebies for Crafters

1 of 12

Meet the Artist

"My Name is Enzie (NC) and I am a multi disciplinary artist based in southern California, USA.

I specialize in life size commissioned pet and people portraits and hand crafted gift items. My designs are also features on a variety of decor and gift items for the collector who desires something unique.

Thank you for stopping by and supporting an artist with your purchase! "