Introduction:Mustard is a bold condiment and powerful curative. For instance, did you know that as early as sixth century B.C. the Greek Scientist Pythagoras prescribed mustard as a remedy for scorpion stings? If not, you've surely heard of the mustard plasters used by grannies to cure a variety of ailments. Shall we take a look at unusual ways mustard can spice-up boring foods?
You can enliven most any meat with this basic mustard sauce. You'll need: 3 tablespoons prepared mustard, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon healthy butter, 1 cup milk and seasonings to taste.
Heat healthy butter until melted and blend in flour and seasonings. Stir until smooth and add milk. Heat until boiling point is reached, stirring constantly. Boil about one minute. Stir in mustard. Heat until hot and whisk in sour cream. Note: the original recipe called for 2 tablespoons horseradish, which I do not prefer, so I've substituted sour cream.)
Note: the healthy butter I prefer is Smart Balance. Get the kind with extra virgin olive oil for a double nutrient whammy. Smart Balance also makes a healthier sour cream.
Mustard butter is a zesty topping for grilled steak, chicken or salmon. Spread on meat immediately after grilling or broiling.
Mix ¼ cup softened healthy butter with 2 tablespoons prepared mustard. If desired stir in chopped parsley or chopped pimentos to taste. Season with garlic salt and/or onion salt.
Turnips aren't generally a food we crave, but prepared this way, they are sure to please the pickiest palate. Cut tops off of about two pounds of turnips, wash and slice thinly.
Heat 2 tablespoons healthy butter until melted. Stir in 1 tablespoon prepared mustard and season as desired with dill, poppy seed, thyme and/or salt. Add turnips to skillet and toss with mustard mixture. Cook until golden brown. (Cook like potatoes, turning as needed.)
Mustard dressing adds a zing to pasta salad, bean salad, lentil salad or potato salad. So easy to prepare, even a child can make it!
Mix with wire whisk: ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, ¼ cup nonfat ricotta cheese and 2 teaspoons prepared mustard with sun-dried tomato and basil.
By switching the kinds of vinegar and mustard, you can create unusual types of mustard dressing to spice-up boring foods.
Note: if you're in a super-duper hurry, just stir in two tablespoons of honey mustard dressing in pasta, bean or potato salads.
Have you ever eaten deviled eggs so bland they had nothing in the way of flavor to recommend themselves? Try this: for six eggs, add ¼ cup Canola mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard and 2 tablespoons chopped olives. Mash yolks and spoon into the whites. Top with paprika and pimento slices.
Mustard is an easily overlooked condiment. Why not give yourself the present of experimenting with several varieties from spirited mustard containing Jack Daniel's to hot mustard with chipotle peppers. Whether you prefer yours sweet or spicy, I trust you'll enjoy the unusual ways mustard can spice-up boring foods.
I love mustard! Thanks for the tips - I have to try some of these.
Those are great unusual ways mustard spices up boring food! Thank you so much for this list! H5!
I'll have to favorite this list. I love mustard! I pick my own mustard's either season soups with the raw seeds or dry them grind them up and make mustard. You got some good ideas for recipes! Great list. H5
I am going to try your mustard turnips on my sweet potato tonight. Yes, I read it correctly, but don't have a turnip and I am hungry. All the recipes with mustard sound delightful since I like most mustards.
Mustard eggs? I must try this. Thanks for the interesting mustard list. I love mustard!!
I too love mustard; mostly the hottest mustard available. It's great to spice up sauces with the stuff. Great list.
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