Monday, November 9, 2009

Nut Brown Mustard

A few months back I was perusing Saveur magazine and found a great recipe for Guinness Stout Mustard.  Hm.  I had all the ingredients...except for the Guinness Stout!  Well, in this house that often is not a problem.  I have always got some kind of homemade beer, and this time I had Nut Brown Ale. 

The recipe for it comes from Steve of Mr. Steve's Homebrew supplies here in York, PA.  He's got some great recipes and this batch of beer came out superb!  So in it went. 

I've made this mustard several times now.  My neighbors love it, the brew club loves it, and my co-workers enjoy it as well! 

It's such a simple recipe that I will include it here.  Hopefully Saveur doesn't mind!

1- 12 oz bottle of Guinness Extra Stout
1 1/2 cups brown mustard seeds (10 oz)
         special note I found it better to use half brown mustard seeds and half yellow mustard seeds
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 TBSP kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice

Mix all the above ingredients in a glass mixing bowl (or any non-reactive mixing bowl). 

I then covered it with plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter for 2 days.  This allows the mustard seeds time to soften and the flavors meld together. 

You can then put it in a food processor, but I leave it in the same bowl and use my immersion blender to process the mixture.  Process it until the seeds are coarsely ground and the mixture thickens, which only takes about 3 minutes. 

Tranfer to jars and cover.  We like to let it sit out for about a week to mellow just a bit, and then put it in the frig. 

Mustard schmeared on my homemade rye bread with a good aged white cheddar!  What a great grilled cheese this makes! 

1 comment:

  1. I love making mustards and enjoy giving them as a little Christmas Present too!