Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant, particularly the Brassica nigra (black mustard), Brassica juncea (brown/Indian mustard), and Sinapis alba (white/yellow mustard).
Mustard is created by mixing whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and other flavorings and spices, in order to create a paste or sauce that can have a color variation between bright yellow to dark brown.
The mustard sauce can taste sweet or spicy depending on what kinds of food will it be used to pair with and is eaten cold in small amounts, especially with meat.
In this post we'll cover:
- 1 Some Teppanyaki Mustard Sauce Recipes You’ll Love
- 2 Japanese teppanyaki mustard sauce recipe (edo style)
- 3 Pairing Mustard with Food
- 4 Etymology
- 5 Culinary Uses
Some Teppanyaki Mustard Sauce Recipes You’ll Love
Japanese teppanyaki mustard sauce recipe (edo style)
- Blender or food processor
- 1 ounce onions
- ½ ounce dry mustard
- 1 tsp sesame seeds roasted
- 4 ounces soy sauce
- 1 ounce vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- Prepare a blender and place all the ingredients in it except for the heavy cream (so onion, mustard, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vegetable oil, and water).
- Set blender to high speed and blend all ingredients until it becomes smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the mixture into a small mixing bowl and add heavy cream. Stir well and then serve.
Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce for Teppanyaki Recipes
- 3 Tbsp dry mustard
- 2 Tbsp hot water
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4-1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce, to taste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2-3 spoonfuls whipped cream, to taste
- Buy toasted sesame seeds from Amazon or your local grocery store, but if you can’t find one, you can also buy raw seeds and scatter them over a baking sheet, then bake them at 200 °Celsius for 15 – 30 minutes until they become golden brown.
- Next step is to pour the hot water into a small mixing bowl and add the mustard powder to it, then mix them thoroughly. Pour the mustard mixture along with the minced garlic, toasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce into a blender and blend them until they smoothen.
- Beat 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Stir 2-3 spoonfuls of the whipped cream into the mustard sauce.
- Pour the mustard sauce into each small dipping sauce bowls and serve according to the number of guests you have.
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Nona’s Japanese Steakhouse Mustard Sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blend them until they become frothy. You may refrigerate before serving it, or serve it immediately.
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Pairing Mustard with Food
In Western countries, mustard is often used to add taste to meats and cheeses, but sometimes you can also see it in hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, and sandwiches.
It is also an important ingredient in marinades, soups, sauces, glazes, and dressings.
Mustard is used as raw seeds and as a cream in various cuisines all over the world including North and South America, all of Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, India, Bangladesh, and Asia.
It is known as one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.
Before the word “mustard” was translated, used and became world renown in English it was first created by the Anglo-Normans, and in their tongue, it was mustarde, which evolved from the Old French word mostarde (moutarde in Modern French).
However, these later translations come from an earlier Latin word mustum, the first element of the word “mustard” (around 150 AD), which means young wine or “must.”
This is because the Romans prepared the condiment by using must while grinding mustard seeds.
The second element which was also borrowed from Latin is called ardens (which means hot or flaming) when combined they form the word “mustard” which is as it is known today the tree, its seeds, and the famous condiment.
The most common use for mustard is as a condiment for hot or cold meats.
Besides that mustard is also used as an important ingredient in making barbecue sauce, marinades, vinaigrette, and mayonnaise.
It is also a popular accompaniment to hot dogs, pretzels, and bratwurst.
In Northern Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and northern Belgium, they use mustard to make their unique cuisine called mustard soup. It is a combination of mustard, cream, parsley, garlic, and pieces of salted bacon.
Mustard can also be used as an emulsifier that has the power to stabilize two or more immiscible liquids in a homogeneous mixture when added together (i.e. oil and water).
A good example of immiscible liquids is the Hollandaise sauce and if you add mustard to the mix, then it can impede curdling.
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