Dry mustard powder is made from ground mustard seeds. Dry mustard by itself has no flavor or taste. It must be combined with water to release the essential oil which gives it flavor. Room-temperature tap water works best in this role. Just mix the dry mustard flour with plain water and allow it to sit for 5 or 10 minutes to develop flavor. Then you can add other things, such as vinegar, beer, or wine to modify the base flavor.
Here are some uses for Dry Mustard
Create Colman’s Type Mustard
Dry mustard can be reconstituted into a Colman’s type mustard. Combine this with room-temperature water and then add other ingredients for your desired flavor. Garlic and pickle juice are popular mustard flavor enhancers.
Create a Tangy Mustard Vinaigrette
Dry mustard can be a great ingredient in many spice rubs and blends. One of my favorite homemade blends that include dry mustard is my Italian Dressing Blend. It includes oil, wine, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, parsley and dry mustard.
Create a Tasty Mustard Sauce
Colman’s mustard powder can be used to create a fresh, mustard sauce that works will with seafood. Most mustard sauce recipes include the following ingredients: dry mustard, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, cream and salt.
Create a Barbeque Mustard Rub for Chicken
Dry Mustard can help to create a sweet and spicy chicken rub that is just perfect. Seasalt, black peppercorns, garlic powder, brown sugar and dry mustard are the perfect combination of ingredients.