Use organic or clean wild foraged whole black
mustard seeds. Yes they grow wild in CA. & much
of the west. You can harvest in the fall when dry
& gone to seed. * Mustard is one of the healthiest
foods on earth with tremendous health benefits.
Enjoy, change & create recipes to please yourself. A
few steps need to be taken, but after that you can let
your imagination go wild. The seeds need to be cracked
to release their flavors. They must soak, a little beer or
wine is good and helps the fermenting processes. Cold
liquid brings out hot flavors, while warm keeps it mild.
Mustard needs to ferment a bit. Then adding acid like
vinegar stops it. Both vinegar & salt preserve mustard
while enhancing its complex bite.
Grind 1 tablespoon black mustard seed to powder.
Pour in bowl.
Grind 3 tablespoons black mustard seed to just cracked.
Add to bowl with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt.
Add 6 tablespoons cold dark beer.
Mix cover & let sit overnight. Next day add;
- 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
If too thin, add 1 tablespoon ground yellow mustard.
If too thick, add a bit more beer or filtered water.
- This is my favorite video of collecting seed.