This isn’t your run-of-the-mill mustard. Tangy and with fresh herbs, this is a mustard perfect for a hot dog or a more sophisticated meal. Bring to the next barbecue as a gourmet gift for your host.
By Michelle Keith
There are somethings in life that are worth making by hand. Sometimes, I’m just tired of name brands, labels and the mass production of everything. Some things deserve to shine in the homemade spotlight on occasion and this time it’s simply mustard.
But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill, baseball stand, bland, yellow goo. This mustard is tangy, a bit spicy and is full of complexity from the addition of fresh chopped herbs. Perfect for a hot dog, but sophisticated enough to have with gravlax.
To make homemade mustard, you don’t need any special canning equipment, and the best part is that it “makes itself”. All you have to do is combine the mustard powder, seeds , wine, vinegar, and fresh herbs… add a little salt and let it hang out for a few days… stir once in a while.
(Mustard has antimicrobial properties, so it rarely “spoils”.)
Once the mustard has thickened/thinned to your liking, spoon it into sterilized jars and store them in the fridge. Or, better yet… bring it to your next BBQ. Suddenly, those weenies on the grill with become gourmet with a slather of homemade mustard with white wine and dill… tie the jars with a little ribbon and viola – instant hostess gift.
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- ¼ cup mustard powder
- ¼ cup mustard seeds
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill
- Combine ingredients in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to marry for three days, stirring daily.
- Add water if a thinner mustard is desired.
- Puree in a blender to adjust level of graininess if needed.
- Spoon into sterilized jars and store in the refrigerator.
Michelle Keith is a South Florida native and the author of "The Village Cook". A self taught chef, her experience cooking and baking spans over 30 years. In addition to her food blog, she has also been featured in numerous websites, and writes recipes for her local community newsletter. She also is the editor of "The Domestic Mama", a blog about motherhood and family life. She currently resides in South Florida.