5 Simple And Easy Creole Mustard Substitutes You Should Know About
Every once in awhile, I encounter an ingredient that I didn’t know about before. In a recent case, that’s Creole mustard. I may have cooked numerous recipes that made me familiar with all sorts of ingredients, but I never really heard of Creole mustard until I decided to make this New Orleans-style sauce.
Since I don’t really let my lack of knowledge interfere with my cooking, I did a little research and I found out what Creole mustard is. Unfortunately, it was an ingredient that I had no access to. But that didn’t stop me from making my New Orleans-style sauce.
I ended up doing a bunch of research and after a couple of hours, I learned about 5 different Creole mustard substitutes that I’m going to share with you below. Read on and let’s start cooking!
What Is Creole Mustard
Before we get into my short list of Creole mustard substitutes, let me first give you a brief introduction on what Creole mustard is. After all, it’s always a good thing to know what you’re about to put in your food.
Creole mustard is basically a spicy version of mustard that originated from the southern east regions of the United States. It originally came from Louisiana and it was inspired by German, African, French, and Spanish flavors.
Creole mustard has this grainy consistency that distinguishes it from other kinds of mustard. It has become so because of the excess mustard seeds that come with it. It also comes with a rather spicy taste unlike other mustard varieties.
It is an ingredient that is often used for sauces, dips, sandwiches, salad dressings, glaze, and marinades.
5 Creole Mustard Substitutes You Should Know About
If you happen to need a batch of Creole mustard, but don’t have any at your disposal, you can rest easy knowing that you can always create Creole mustard from scratch or you can easily buy an alternative from your local supermarket.
Here are 5 simple alternatives that you can use in place of Creole mustard that you can either buy or make at home.
How To Properly Store Your Mustard
Now that you know very well about the different Creole mustard substitutes you can buy or make at home, I figured it’s probably best to let you know how to properly store your mustard to make it have a long shelf life.
Store bought mustard, whether it is opened or unopened, can last for up to two years when stored in the fridge. Homemade mustard, on the other hand, can only last for a year, regardless of being opened or not.
To make your stash of mustard attain a lengthy shelf life, all you have to do is store it in a clean and airtight container, avoiding using dirty utensils for scooping, and avoid placing it in a moist and hot place.
How To Tell If Your Mustard Is Bad
If you happen to have a bottle or a jar of mustard that has been stored away for a year or so, and you want to figure out whether it’s still good to eat, all you need to do is rely on your senses.
The first things you should look out for are discolorations and mold build-ups. If you find any signs of these two, you ought to throw that batch of mustard away.
Another thing that you can try is sniffing out bad odors. If any foul odor is present, there’s a pretty big chance that your mustard is already spoiled.
Creole mustard is one variety of mustard that you can easily replicate at home. If you need to get a hold of Creole mustard, but can’t, remember the 5 different alternatives that can easily take its place.
Keep in mind that the next best thing to Creole mustard is whole grain mustard, hot mustard, and Dijon mustard. You can also try adding in a couple of ingredients such as whole mustard seeds, wine, and Worcestershire sauce to Dijon mustard to attain a more authentic tasting Creole mustard alternative.
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