The Basics: Dijon Mustard

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The Technique 

Dijon Mustard 

Dijon mustard is named for a town in Burgundy, France, a place that was known for making the condiment so beloved in the region. Preparing it from scratch requires just a handful of ingredients such as brown mustard seeds, white wine, water & salt which gives it a signature tangy taste. Dijon mustard adds nice flavor to many recipes ranging from salad dressings sandwiches to main dish entrees, outdoor grilling classics & sauces. In order to handcraft your own small batch, it’s a simple process that requires minimal steps. The seeds are soaked, then ground. In order to achieve a smooth consistency compared to stone ground mustard, the hulls & the bran are removed. Next, liquids, seasoning & a heating procedure takes place. Once complete, the mustard paste is ready for bottling.

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How To Store & Use Dijon Mustard

In 1937, a rule was changed that removed the exclusivity of Dijon mustard production to that particular region of France since close to 80% of the seeds were sourced from Canada. Dijon mustard is now the generic term used to identify the condiment. Once open, a bottle may be stored in the refrigerator up to one year. Unopened jars have a shelf life of approximately two years when stored in a cool, dry pantry.
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Dijon mustard helps to emulsify salad dressings such as Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette however just a bit added many common foods will elevate them beautifully. Slather over a simple cheese sandwich filled with Gruyere, Havarti or Brie before grilling it for a distinctively wonderful take. Stirring a small amount into appetizers give them an edge too such as in the case with Bacon-Gruyere Vidalia Onion Dip

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