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A cook dinner's life: Merlot grainy mustard

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I admit it, I’m hooked on mustard! I can depend at the least seven completely different kinds of open jars in my fridge, all in various levels of vacancy.

It’s an issue I can take care of.

With that being stated, mustard is likely one of the best and most cost-effective condiments you may produce your self. Right this moment I’m going to make Merlot Grainy Mustard utilizing a bottle of Soiled Laundry Cabernet Merlot 2010. As I’ve stated earlier than, for those who received’t drink it don’t cook dinner with it. Taste and high quality all the time matter.

This mustard will go completely on something from a sandwich to your favourite roast. On the finish of the recipe I’ll add some alternate options to the crimson wine model. Like all meals, mess around with it till you obtain your model of perfection. The merlot model comes out a wonderful pink color.


1 cup Soiled Laundry Merlot 2010

1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds

1/2 cup brown mustard seeds (generally referred to as black)

1 cup crimson wine vinegar (cider, malt white wine or champagne can even work)

Salt to style


Place the 2 kinds of mustard seeds right into a non-reactive bowl. Pour the crimson wine vinegar and the merlot on high of them. Stir and canopy with plastic wrap. Depart this bowl coated on a counter for one to 2 days. Don’t be tempted to hurry this course of together with somewhat bit of warmth. Mustard doesn’t react properly to warmth and you’ll lose the flavors you might be searching for.

After the mustard seed combine has sat a day or two the seeds may have absorbed the vinegar and merlot flavors.

Empty the contents of the bowl right into a meals processor or use a hand immersion blender and course of till you get the feel you might be searching for. You’re by no means going to get the wonderful texture of Dijon mustard. In the event you discover it’s a bit thick add somewhat little bit of water to attain the smoothness you need. Mine wanted no further liquid. Add the salt to style and a little bit of brown sugar if you wish to add some sweetness to it. Give it one final combine. Bottle in a mason jar and retailer within the fridge. It will last as long as a month within the fridge. If you’re something like me although, it can solely final a pair weeks.

Now chances are you’ll be tempted to make use of instantly, don’t. It is going to be somewhat harsh at this stage. Its taste will mellow in a day or so. It is going to additionally thicken barely.

Variations on the recipe:

If making a variation it would be best to take away the crimson wine side of the recipe and substitute it with water or a desired flavoring liquid and the vinegar of selection.


Honey — 4 tbsp.

Tomato — 2 tbsp. tomato paste

Port as a substitute of Merlot

Tarragon — 2 tbsp. contemporary tarragon

Rosemary — 2 tbsp. contemporary rosemary

Balsamic — 3 to 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Creole — 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Mango — 1/4 cup mango purée and 1/4 cup mashed contemporary

Roasted garlic — 4 tbsp.

Horseradish — 2 tbsp. horseradish sauce


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