Mustards today are being extensively used in the preparation of different recipes. Infact mustard recipes have become very popular all over the world. This popularity is not a present day phenomenon but since prehistoric times mustard has been popular. Enamored by its tantalizing flavour and its medicinal properties people since ages have been using mustard. Infact it is said that mustards medicinal properties were discovered earlier and its culinary properties have been discovered only recently. Whatever the history might say but today unarguably mustard has established itself as an important ingredient in the preparation of recipes. Mustard recipes both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarians can be cooked easily at home and can be enjoyed at any restaurants. Mustards can be used with sandwiches, with salads, with finger chips, with hot dogs, with meats and so on. Infact just think of a dish and you will find that mustard can become an ingredient to it.
Mustards can be used for the preparation of recipes in different ways. There are recipes from prepared mustards, recipes from mustard seeds and recipes from dry mustard and homemade mustard. The mustard seeds used for preparing recipes can either be partially crushed or ground or it can also be used as a whole. Some of the mustard recipes are Chicken Wi, Chicken Meatball Chili Soupngs, Crawfish Stuffed Artichokes Pacifica, Barbecued Jerky, French Onion Sou, Pork Loin Steaks with Mushroom Stroganoff Saucep Gratinee (Soupe a L'Oignon Gratinee), Rhubarb Chutney, Warm Potato Salad with Beer Dressing,Curried, Tuna SpooksAcorn Squash and there are hundreds of other recipes prepared from mustard. The only thing to keep in mind while preparing these recipes is that proper amount of water, vinegar and other ingredients should be added and the preparation should be kept at a particular temperature. This will ensure great flavour and great color of the recipe.
People often commit few blunders while preparing mustard recipes from liquid mustard because of which the original taste gets lost. Mustard powder needs to be properly mixed with requisite amount of water and vinegar at appropriate temperature preferably the room temperature. Paste should be properly prepared so that the heat and flavour develops adequately. Addition of salt or vinegar is very much essentially as it helps in restoring the developed flavour and also helps in preventing the paste from getting spoiled. Air should be removed from the mixture as it may spoil the mustard paste and can also change the color of the paste. Infact the flavour may also get lost due to extra air; this is why extra vinegar is added as it reduces the chances of mustard paste losing its flavour. Once the paste is prepared it is essential that it should be properly kept in a container, fully covered for about 2-4 weeks. This will enhance the color and taste of the mustard to a great extent. Whereas the above procedure is true for making any recipes using liquid mustard but there might be slight variation in preparing some dishes such as hot dog using liquid mustard. Mustard recipes are really great; it has enchanted the food lovers which no other recipe has done till date.