What is Whole Grain Mustard? Do you Know How to Make One?
Preparing whole grain mustard is easier than you think. By the way, do you know what whole grain mustard is? I thought that it might be strange to you since these seeds are hard to find. I remember that I was lucky to have a friend who helped me find one amidst the busy marketplace. In case you are wondering, grains also refers to seeds and I hope it helps knowing it.
Whole grain mustard is prepared mustard that still makes the seeds visible. Whole grain mustard appears to be a paste with a dense and grainy texture that still allows the seeds to break down and has a peppery tang once swallowed. Whole grain mustards sometimes refer to as “country” or “old style” and maybe the most widely used sauce because of its unique texture making the taste of the food more pleasing to the palate.
You may confuse this with coarse-ground and stone-ground mustards. I know this because the two are the most common substitute of whole grain mustard.
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How to make homemade whole grain mustard?
What I love about whole grain mustard is the rough texture that touches my tongue with every bite. If I have to choose mustard for my cheese plates and a ham sandwich, I will go for this one. It is perfect for salad dressings as well. Do you want to know how my grandma makes whole grain mustard?
I consider whole grain mustard as a condiment. I make sure to have this ready in my pantry at all times. You know this is the quickest ingredient I could grab for salads and the children’s school sandwiches.
Let me share with you how simple this hand-me-down recipe to make!
Simple Whole Grain Mustard Recipe
You need a total of 12 hours to prepare this recipe. However, you can chill this for two weeks in the fridge before using for best taste. Homemade mustards could last up to six months if properly packed and refrigerated. Hence, store it in a covered container.
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What to do?
Common Substitutes of Whole Grain Mustard
As I have mentioned, whole grain mustards is difficult to find in your local grocery stores. Therefore, if you are trying to make one, knowing the common substitutes could be a big help. Finding a replacement for this rough texture, peppy taste, and delish punch of this whole grain mustard could be a challenge. The acidic kick of this mustard mix adds up to the excitement of every mouthful of your salads or sandwiches.
Coarse-ground mustards and stone-ground mustards are easy substitutes for whole grain. Nevertheless, what if there is none of these around as well? When looking for substitutes, pick the selection that offers the nearest to the same texture and taste.
You can buy this root in the nearest groceries. You may find it usually stored in jars. Horseradish is an excellent heated substitute. It does not exactly offer the same taste, but it vaguely resembles the flavor of whole grain mustard.
Whether you will find the root as fresh, jarred, grated, or shredded, it will still serve the same. The mixture will give the same rough texture when spread to your sandwiches.
2. Cayenne Pepper
Just a few dashes of cayenne pepper can match the heat of a whole grain mustard seed. Of course, it cannot provide the same grainy texture that you are accustomed to having. However, for recipes that do not need the same texture, this substitute, is useful. Try applying this replacement mix to your salad dressings and dips.
Wasabi and turmeric, on the other hand, are also a perfect substitute besides cayenne pepper. A little warning though that these replacements are far too hot compared to whole grain mustard. Make sure to adjust the amount that you are going to use.
What are my favorite recipes that are best with whole grain mustard?
Have you been wondering what makes whole grain mustard stands out from the rest? Well, it depends on everyone’s own preference in taste actually. For me, whole grain mustard has always been my choice amidst the rest of its kind. Maybe because the food that I like most are those that go best with whole grain mustard.
However, mustards are multipurpose and can be useful to any sandwich, meat, and salad recipes. Do you want to have an idea on what food that shines more when served with whole grain mustard? I could tell you some of my favorites if this could help you to appreciate whole-grain mustards more than before.
What are the uses of whole grain mustard?
Well, I have already mentioned to you that I cannot eat my favorite sandwich and make a salad tasty without some whole grain mustard. Then, what are the uses of mustards anyway? Can I use it in different ways?
What is whole grain mustard? Are you familiar with it now? Try buying it from designated stores in your area and find out how true I sound to be. I have shared to you my favorite recipes that go well with it, and I even gave you my grandma’s recipe.
If this is your first time to try whole grain mustard, you can use it first in dips and check whether you like how it tastes. You can also try the substitutes in my recommendation. Good luck!