Tuesday, November 16, 2010
BOURBON, HONEY, APRICOT, MUSTARD
You will need to show an ID to partake of this recipe. This is mustard that you never had as a child. Now that we are all grown up, let me start again. Now that we all are adults it is nice to have a little libation in your cooking repertoire once in a while. This recipe will not disappoint at your cocktail hour. One cup of your favorite bourbon is mixed with mustard seeds, honey and dried apricots. The mustard seeds are seeped in the bourbon overnight and ground and mixed with other components the following day. The ingredients are few but add up to a huge wallop of adult flavor. It is best to use your favorite bourbon because this mustard is not cooked and you will get the full strength onslaught of bourbon liquor and flavor.
Adults Only; Bourbon Mustard
1. 1 cup of mustard seeds (Yellow)
2. 1 cup of bourbon
3. 1 cup of water
4. 1 cup of dried apricots chopped
5. 5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
6. 5 tablespoons honey
7. 1 tablespoon salt.
Combine mustard seeds, bourbon and water and let soak for at least 24 hours. Add chopped apricots and let soak for another 12 hours. Strain mixture and reserve liquid. Add soaked seeds and apricots to food processor and add rest of ingredients. Process seeds honey, salt and vinegar and apricots until desired consistency is achieved. Add reserved liquid while processing. The mixture will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator.
“Wow! Bang, Zoom, To the Moon Alice” This mustard was sweet with apricot flavor and thick with a peppery hot flash from the freshly ground mustard seeds. The alcohol flavor is very prominent but is mellowed from the honey and apricots. Your last flavor sensation is a hint of vinegar to finish this ‘Adults Only’ mustard. This was tried on a sausage and ‘Nathan’s’ chili dog Mad Meat Genius creation. The chili was from a secret recipe from ‘Andy’s Oak Pit’ restaurant. The secret chili may be a story for another day. Today’s mustard was a hit. Sweet, tangy with mustard seed bite, and a finish of bourbon to warm your soul made this mustard a wonderful adult treat.