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A cook dinner's life: Merlot grainy mustard


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

It’s an issue I can take care of.

With that being mentioned, mustard is without doubt one of the best and least expensive condiments you may produce your self. At the moment I’m going to make Merlot Grainy Mustard utilizing a bottle of Soiled Laundry Cabernet Merlot 2010. As I’ve mentioned earlier than, should you received’t drink it don’t cook dinner with it. Taste and high quality at all times 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 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 ravishing pink color.


1 cup Soiled Laundry Merlot 2010

1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds

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

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

Salt to style


Place the 2 styles of mustard seeds right into a non-reactive bowl. Pour the crimson wine vinegar and the merlot on prime of them. Stir and canopy with plastic wrap. Depart this bowl lined 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 effectively to warmth and you’ll lose the flavors you might be in search of.

After the mustard seed combine has sat a day or two the seeds could 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 in search of. You might be by no means going to get the tremendous texture of Dijon mustard. For those who 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. This may last as long as a month within the fridge. In case you are something like me although, it’s going to solely final a pair weeks.

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

Variations on the recipe:

If making a variation it would be best to take away the crimson wine facet of the recipe and exchange 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. recent tarragon

Rosemary — 2 tbsp. recent 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 recent

Roasted garlic — 4 tbsp.

Horseradish — 2 tbsp. horseradish sauce