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Chinese Restaurant Mustard

I love the little packets of Chinese mustard that accompany my Chinese delivery. I'm sure there are also brands and types I can buy. However, I'm wondering if people have used or have ideas on how to incorporate these in my home cooking. Maybe something a bit healthier than using it to dip fried food in. Thoughts???

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  1. You can make it by just combining Colman's dry mustard powder with some water.

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    1. re: paulj

      my reaction exactly, easy as... well I'll keep it clean.

      1. re: paulj

        I would do the same with the Colman's but, if you prefer, Penzeys has an "Oriental Mustard Powder."
        http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

      2. Traditionally only used as dipping sauce at dim sum. You'll not find it used anywhere else as far as I am aware of. Interesting idea all the same: Chinese Restaurant Mustard Ice Cream, CR Mustard Jelly or CR Mustard Butter perhaps?

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        1. re: scoopG

          I'm going to try the mustard butter. I bet that would be really good with some pretzel bread, in particular. Thanks!

        2. Try making your own spring rolls http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/02/...
          Mustard is a great flavor component to macaroni and cheese
          Also used in deviled eggs
          Home made vinegarette
          Epicurious search with keyword: mustard
          http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searc...

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          1. re: enbell

            Deviled eggs...that sounds awesome!

          2. It's also good in potato salad, egg salad, and BBQ sauce.

            And you can use it to make a mustard cream sauce, with a little dill for fish or a little sage for chicken.

            Makes a great hot honey mustard for a ham sandwich too; I'll use that on one slice of bread and mayo on the other- you get sweet, spicy, creamy. smoky and salty in each bite...

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            1. re: eclecticsynergy

              riffing on the hot honey mustard, you can add a fine mango chutney to that for a wonderful sandwich spread -- with smoked turkey or ham -- and a nice cheese (maybe brie, if you're being wicked).

            2. I use Oriental hot mustard to make cheese sauces when I want some added pungency as well as a seasoning for pork or meatloaf.

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