Make Your Own Mustard
Mustard substitute – If you have some dry mustard in your pantry, also known as ground mustard, then making your own mustard is VERY easy. Just coming one teaspoon of dry mustard to one teaspoon of vinegar with one teaspoon of water. Allow to sit for 15 minutes in order for the flavor to develop.
Use it in place for 1 (one) tablespoon of prepared mustard.
This no frills or additives mustard works great as a stand in for yellow mustard and for the spicier mustards too
Out of dry mustard, too? Grind mustard seeds to create the dry mustard that you need for this substitute. White or yellow mustard seeds have a mild flavor (they’re used to make yellow mustard). Brown mustard seeds have more of a bite. Black mustard seeds have a strong flavor, and make the hottest mustards. Be sure to consider heat, when choosing which mustard seeds to use.
If you are out of ingredients to make your own mustard, that’s OK here are a few ideas to help you with replacing it. Great ideas too for people who may be allergic to mustard. To be successful please consider what the mustard is being used for in the recipe.
Mustard not only adds flavor to a dish, it also acts as a thickener and emulsifying agent helping to hold oil and vinegar together.
The type of mustard called for is also important to consider. Yellow mustard is fairly mild in flavor, while Dijon or whole seed mustard is far spicier.
Taking this into account, allows you to pick a substitute with the closest flavor match.
With that said, here are some substitutes to consider:
Yellow Mustard – You can use an equal amount of mayonnaise. It won’t give you the mustard flavoring but it will help with the thickness from the mustard.
Dijon Mustard or Spicy Brown Mustard – You can use a small amount of horseradish or wasabi, but be careful both are very hot. A little bit goes a long way. WARNING: Do not replace it measurement for measurement. If allergic to mustard check the wasabi since some are made with mustard.
Salad Dressings/Vinaigrettes – you can omit the mustard from vinaigrettes. It won’t hold together quite as well, but it will still taste great. Where mustard is the main ingredient in a salad dressing, you can always choose another recipe.
Cooked Dishes – If the recipe only calls for a small amount of mustard, you can usually get away with skipping it. This is especially true, when there are other herbs and spices in the dish.
Out of Honey Mustard?
Make your own by mixing equal parts yellow mustard and honey. You can do this too for honey mustard salad dressing.
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