Mustard Seed, Brown, Organic
Botanical Name: Brassica juncea
A wide variety of dishes from a host of different cuisines utilize the pungent flavor of mustard seed powder. Roasted vegetables such as tomatoes and beans can be enhanced with a little mustard. Simple rice can have mustard added, making it a more interesting side dish. Fish and meats can use an herb and spice mix including ground mustard seed as a coating for the meat, which cooks and caramelizes down to a wonderful succulent crust. An inexpensive yet flavorful dinnertime slow cooker standby of Red Beans and Rice will typically use mustard as a seasoning. Mustard can also be added to spice rub mixes that are used in preparing barbecued meats such as ribs. Curries rely on mustard for its piquant flavor. Pickle recipes of all varieties use organic mustard seed as one of the main pickling spices. Brown mustard seeds are more popular in Indian cuisine and especially in curries where they lend a more subtle heat than chiles or peppercorns.