It’s easy to recreate Chinese Hot Mustard at home. This is easy to make at home. The mustard will lose heat over time. So be sure to eat quickly if you want to enjoy the heat this packs.
Make Chinese Hot Mustard at home
If you miss the robust, hot mustard sauce that used to be served at your favorite Chinese restaurant, then you need to try this recipe. It’s easy to whip up a batch of your very own Chinese hot mustard with just a few, simple ingredients.
Mustard is used in cooking and as a condiment on almost every continent in the world. It is thought that the Romans were the first to ground mustard seeds into a paste using unfermented grape juice. And the first recipe for mustard was found in an ancient Roman cookbook dating back to the late 4th century.
Hot Mustard Sauce is easy to make. When you prepare it yourself, you can easily vary the heat and spices to make it exactly as you like it. My recipe uses water, which makes it more pungent. Try substituting the water with white wine or vinegar for a slightly less acidic taste on a sandwich. And if you use this recipe for cooking, try adding caraway, celery, coriander, dill, honey, onion powder, oregano, ground pepper or thyme for added depth.
Of course, Hot Mustard Sauce is the highlight of any authentic Chinese meal. It is perfect for dipping your spring rolls into. So next time you send out for Chinese food, be sure and replace those mild mustard packets with the real thing.
Chinese Imperial Palace Chinese Hot Mustard
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup dry mustard Colemans is recommended
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Using a whisk, stir boiling water into mustard until smooth. Add the salt and oil and mix well.