Terrific Toppings: Make Your Own Condiments
Jun 09, 2017 04:53PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
For a delicious topping for your burger or sandwich, try making your own
Herbed Honey Mustard
Makes 1¾ cups
2 Tbsp brown mustard seeds
¾ cup mustard powder
1 cup Champagne vinegar
1½ tsp kosher salt
1/3 cup honey
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs (a mixture of parsley, chives, tarragon, and chervil)
1. Soak the mustard seeds by placing them and powder in a medium glass or ceramic bowl along with the vinegar. Set aside, covered (but not sealed), for 24 hours.
2. Place the mixture in a food processor along with the salt and honey and process for 1 to 2 minutes until the seeds are coarsely ground.
3. Place the mixture in a large metal bowl. Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks. Place the bowl over a large pot of simmering water and whisk the mustard base until it thickens, 6 to 8 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and whisk in the chopped herbs. Taste and adjust the seasoning and flavoring as desired. The flavor may be a bit strong at first but will mellow as it sits.
Mustard may be refrigerated for up to one week.
Adapted from LA Times
4 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
1 Tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 Tbsp onion, minced
1 tsp jalapeño pepper
¼ tsp salt
1. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork to make a slightly chunky mixture.
2. Stir in lime juice, onion, jalapeño, and salt.
Courtesy of Avocados from Mexico.