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3 Tips and Types of Mustard

By on January 1, 2018 in Easy Sauces with 0 Comments

mustard typesWe find mustard is one of the most misunderstood condiments.  Its made from the seeds of a mustard plant.  There are different types of mustard all with a different taste and texture.

What is mustard

The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavourings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in colour from bright yellow to dark brown.

Mustard has a wide taste range from sweet to spicy.

Mustard works well when paired with meats and cheeses.  It also works well being added to sandwiches, hamburgers, corn dogs, and hot dogs, all you need to de is smear a little on.

It’s so versatile, it can also be used as an ingredient in many dressings, glazes, sauces, soups, and marinades. As a cream or as individual seeds.

Mustard is a well-utilized a condiment in Indian and Bangladesh cuisines as well as the Mediterranean, northern and southeastern Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa.

Mustard is one of the most popular and widely utilized, but misunderstood condiments that you can add to your diet.  It is great to add to and food to give it a unique taste.

3 types of mustards

Here are 3 of the most popular mustards and tips for what you can do with it :

Yellow mustard

Beloved by Americans, this mild, bright yellow mustard gets its colour from added turmeric. Squeeze it onto burgers and hot dogs for a flavours kick.

Whole grain mustard

This type uses whole mustard seeds, giving it more texture than smooth varieties.  Spread it on sandwiches of whisk into a salad dressing for extra bite.

Dijon Mustard

Evocative of the classic French recipe, this mustard has a pungent, sharp flavour.  Mix a little into mayonnaise or serve with roast meats.

That’s it really simple types of mustard and ways you can add it to your cooking.

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