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Jun 20, 2013 03:44 PM

Uses for Spicy Mustard?

I recently got a jar of spicy mustard and I'm not sure how to use it. The mustard is quite sinus-clearing, but I don't particularly enjoy that sensation. Does anybody have any ideas to use it up?

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  1. I like to add it to a pan full of greens that I've just sauteed.

    1. Mix it with jam and glaze a pork tender.
      Use it home made mayonnaise.

      1. I like that stuff on cheese sandwiches and brats and the like, so it's not simple to say what to do if you dislike it.

        But my first thoughts are:

        --consider using in salad dressings
        --rub it on long-cooked/smoked meats with spice rubs--like ribs and brisket
        --mix with mayo for deviled eggs

        1. Bada Bing's recommendation for using it to make salad dressings is great especially if you are not a fan of the heat-sensation generated by spicy mustard. This is my go-to mustard vinaigrette.
          * 2/3 olive oil
          * 1/3 red wine vinegar
          * dash of Worcestershire
          * whisk in Garlic and Mustard to taste

          If you're feeling adventurous, then try try spicy mustard or dijon on your favorite egg dishes in place of hot sauce. An egg white, ham, and cheddar with mustard folded in is truly fantastic.

          1. I like to slather pounded chicken breasts in spicy mustard, bread it and pan fry it. You could always dilute it with another kind of good mustard or with mayo if it's just too spicy for your taste but used like this the coating is fairly thin so there isn't so much per bite.

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            1. re: weezieduzzit

              This--especially good when breaded with panko. I've also used a mustard/mayo combo to dredge cod, then run through a plate of panko and either pan-fry or bake.

              1. re: pine time

                Yeah, I had a great mustard-crusted salmon once, no doubt with some breadcrumbs or flouring involved. Good idea.