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Sep 11, 2010 08:39 AM

Is there a substitute for creole mustard?

Hi Ch-ers - I am cooking Anne Burrell's rib recipe and it calls for creole mustard. I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know of a good substitute? Thanks!

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    1. Zatarain's makes it...if you have any gourmet shops around that you could call? Or even a Whole Foods perhaps?

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      1. re: Val

        My supermarket used to carry it. The only gourmet shop I had time to stop in today did not have it.

      2. I'm from the Northeast so what do I know but to my taste, French coarse-grained mustard is virtually identical, at least to the commercial Zatarain's creole mustard I've tasted. If it's just a small amount among a lot of other ingredients, I think you could safely use almost any mustard as a sub, coarse-grained or not.

        [Edit: Fwiw, I have seen Zatarain's mustard at Whole Foods.)

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        1. re: MikeG

          And I was there yesterday but didn't think of it. It is about 1/2 hour from me so not worth the trip. I'll try the coarse grain. It's only 2 TB. Thanks!

          1. re: wincountrygirl

            I lived in Louisiana for 3 years and I still can't taste the difference between Creole Mustard and any other standard grainy mustard.

            1. re: Adrienne

              Glad to hear it since I just got the grainy. We'll see!

        2. the llittle jar of creole mustard I have is a bit more vinegary than my coarse dijon. but it's pretty similar and now I know (it took me a while to find and buy creole mustard too!) I will probably just substitute, maybe with a little vinegar added.