Monday, August 20, 2012

Truffle Honey Mustard

Mustard every day

If there is one condiment that I can't live without, it is mustard. I will eat any kind, yellow, dijon, brown, honey, whole grain....love it! So when Ryan and I went out for dinner one night and ordered the soft pretzels with truffle honey mustard, my mouth about exploded with flavor-awesomeness!

Truffle Honey Mustard | www.kettlercuisine.com

I immediately took a picture with my phone and made a note to try to re-make this at home. I couldn't help myself, the next night I started playing around with the flavors to see if I could come up with my own version. After several tries (and many Hubby taste tests) the recipe came together. 


Initially I was thinking that I could use this as a salad dressing, but with a thicker texture, I decided that it would be better as a dipping sauce or condiment for a sandwich or wrap. 


I had it on a veggie burger wrap for lunch the next day and it was delicious! I added spinach, radishes and a bit of goat cheese as well. Yum!!!



Truffles

I should probably include a few comments about truffles and truffle oils since this is not an item normally found in kitchens, mostly because it is expensive. However, I've had the same little bottle of white truffle oil for about 3 years now. The flavor is very pungent, so very little is needed. 

Not to be confused with the chocolate kind, truffles are in the mushroom family and are cultivated in Europe, mostly Italy, France and Spain. There are two main types, white and black. The white has a more pungent flavor and the black is more earthy. I prefer the white truffle flavor. 


The most economical way to get the flavor of truffle at home is through an oil. Most truffle oils don't actually contain truffles in them though. They are artificially flavored to taste like it - little known fact! 


Regardless, I like the flavor of truffle oil and would highly recommend that you try it if you have never tasted it. I drizzle the oil on top of fritata's, like the
Very Veggie Fritata or over salads in place of dressing. Also, it is a great finishing oil, but don't cook with it!

Truffle Honey Mustard

Prep Time: 10 minutes
4 tablespoon honey
tablespoon  whole grain mustard
tablespoon  truffle oil
tablespoon  olive oil
pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together, except the salt and pepper, until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in an air tight container and keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Serving ideas:
  • dip for chips or pretzels
  • salad dressing
  • condiment for sandwiches or breakfast wraps
  • with scrambled eggs

2 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a good recipe everywhere and was thrilled when I stumbled on this one! Thank you!! Can't wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad to hear it Michelle!! Certainly start with less truffle oil since it is such a strong taste. I like to start with 1/4 tsp and build up. Obviously from this recipe, I love the flavor!!! Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. I put this on everything! It is a great dip for pretzels too!

      Delete