Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Colman’s Mustard Brings on the Heat During National Grilling Month

Add the Missing Ingredient to Your Summertime BBQs

Long summer days, warm evening breezes, and fun gatherings with friends and family are upon us with National Grilling Month approaching in July. Endless, sun-filled days provide the perfect setting in which to savor every ounce of deliciousness that summer has to offer. Fortunately for anyone from the novice cook to the master chef Colman’s mustard is a tried-and-true side-kick for firing up some zest and putting a refreshing zing in otherwise conventionally-grilled foods.

Colman’s exudes a fiery, layered taste through its rare combination of brown mustard seeds (Brassica Juncea) and white mustard seeds (Sinapas Alba), and has been kicking off parties with quality flavor since its renowned inception in 1814 from the countryside of Norwich, England. Boundless fields of yellow, flowering mustard seed produce the ideal source for a pure, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and kosher-made spice to liven up meals around the world.

There’s no secret in how to use Colman’s; you can slather your entrĂ©e and cook it on the grill, or just enrich the variety of flavors within your meal by using Colman’s mustard as a fiery condiment for dipping. Regardless of what part of your cuisine you choose to enhance with a revitalizing boost in flavor and spice, Colman’s is sure to add just the extra edge your taste buds did not even know they were craving.

An essential instrument in the art of cooking versatility, Colman’s comes in two forms: the classic prepared mustard and all-purpose dry mustard powder. Both prepared and powdered Colman’s add an extra oomph to marinades, dips, and sauces, like the one and only Mustard Barbecue Glaze:

Mustard BBQ Glaze
Tasty and full-bodied, this scrumptious glaze provides the finishing touch to grilled masterpieces, such as pork or lamb chops.

½ cup of beef or chicken stock
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root                                          
1 garlic clove, pressed

Yield 3/4 cup
Heat Scale: Medium Hot

In the true spirit of barbecue, this savory sauce is heartily delicious and yet incredibly easy to make. Simply whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, and -- voila! -- your summertime feast is ready to cross the threshold to taste bud paradise. Apply the Mustard BBQ glaze over pork, beef, chicken, fish or tofu on the grill or in a barbecue smoker.

Have a safe summer, and don't forget to spice it up with Colman's Mustard.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Add Kick to the Everyday Salad with Colman’s Mustard

Just a Smidge of Colman’s in a Favorite Dressing Turns Salad into a Main Event 

Summer is the perfect time to re-invigorate your favorite salad and change it from being a boring side dish to a healthful main course.  Adding just a smidge of Colman’s mustard to your favorite salad dressing can turn the common into something extraordinary. Now pair your spicy new dressing with summers bounty and fresh produce and you’ll be eating salad all summer.

Just a dash of Colman’s Mustard is all it takes to make a zesty, nutritious, gourmet vinaigrette dressing at home. Those that prefer an even hotter taste can try Colman’s Chili Vinaigrette, while those looking for a milder, refreshing salad topper can experiment with Colman’s Zesty Salad Dressing. Either way, with Colman’s Mustard there is no excuse to get bored or frustrated when trying to eat more salads in an effort to get ready for the up-coming summer season. In fact, Colman’s Mustard has less than 15 calories and only 0.8 grams of fat per teaspoon!

Colman’s Chili Vinaigrette

4 tbs. olive oil
1 tbs. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. Colman’s Original Powdered Mustard
4 “splashes” mild green Tabasco sauce
½ cup lemon juice
2 tsp. honey

Colman’s Zesty Salad Dressing

2 Tbls Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbls Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dill Weed
3/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
1/4 Tsp Colman's Original Prepared Mustard

Colman’s uses only the finest proprietary blend of brown and white mustard seeds grown locally around the factory in Norwich, England.  The smoldering heat and sensational quality combine to create a unique flavor that’s undeniably versatile and goes far beyond just another condiment in the cupboard.

Choose from Colman’s Original Prepared Mustard for a fresh ingredient that turns up the taste when added to vinaigrette or when stirred into a creamy dressing. If the recipe calls for just a pinch, reach for Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder for a high quality flavorful alternative.

Colman’s prepared and dry mustard powder deliver layers of flavor and slow-building heat and as always they are fat-free, cholesterol-free and kosher so you get more health from healthier choices. Make salad a main event, and raise a fork to your health, with a bountiful bowl of summer’s harvest and a bold new version of a favorite dressing. 

Check out The Mommy Insider to hear first-hand how they cooled off with some zesty summer salads this summer!

Enjoy the long days and summer festivities, and don't forget to Complete Your Cooking with Colman’s.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Heat Up Your Memorial Day BBQ with Colman’s Mustard

Fire Up the Grill and Taste Buds with the Original British Mustard

Colman’s is so much more than just another condiment for everyday eats. It is a truly gourmet staple in kitchens across America, and no cook or weekend grill master should be caught without the unforgettable spicy kick that makes Colman’s a secret weapon for grilling favorites and tempting dishes this Memorial Day Weekend.

Known internationally for its quality and undeniable smoldering flavor, Colman’s packs a one-two punch that enlivens taste buds and turns up the heat on Memorial Day favorites. Available as prepared mustard and dry mustard powder in the iconic yellow tin, Colman’s is synonymous with quality, freshness and a zesty flavor that enlivens everything from starters and salad, to what’s cooking on the grill.

There’s no wrong way to use Colman’s! Smear, slather, dollop or dip whatever you are cooking and taste the flavor sensation that sets your favorite dishes ablaze. Add a pinch to dips or salad dressings, whisk into a marinade for chicken, or combine with BBQ sauce to slather on ribs or drizzle over perfectly grilled cuts of meat and fish. Use Colman’s prepared mustard straight—in place of horseradish—for a flavor sensation like no other. Or try the sweeter side with just a smidge on fresh berries topped with whipped cream for a sweet treat with a kick.

This Memorial Day, Colman’s is your power-house secret weapon that delivers layers of flavor and slow-building heat. Colman’s is always fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten free and kosher. It maintains the highest standards by selecting the best mustard seeds grown and harvested locally by farmers who have a deep and long-standing relationship with Colman’s. Fresh, versatile and full of tasty surprises, the Original British Mustard fires up the grill this Memorial Day Weekend, for an unforgettable meal.

BBQ Chicken with Honey Mustard Glaze

8 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless

1 C. pureed tomato
1 C. orange juice
½ C. olive oil
¼ C. vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed

¼ C. Honey
½ tsp. Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder

Place chicken in a shallow dish. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well to blend. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Turn chicken occasionally. Drain off chicken. Grill chicken over medium heat for 45 to 50 minutes, turning frequently until cooked throughout. Combine honey and Colman’s Original English Mustard Powder and brush on chicken just before serving. Serves 8.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Entertaining Made Deliciously Easy with Colman’s Mustard

Easter is a special time to gather friends and family to celebrate tradition and share a meal. Tradition, however, can also mean repetition; as in the same cherished family recipes that are always, well, the same. This year reach for Colman’s Mustard, the U.K.’s most celebrated mustard, and discover the ultimate ingredient that makes a delicious addition to this spring’s most anticipated meal.   

There are so many favorite dishes to look forward to at Easter dinner: baked ham, cornbread stuffing, roasted fingerling potatoes, and delicious pies. It’s sharing a meal, and all its parts, that make the holiday special. This Easter, Colman’s brings an unforgettable spicy kick to just about any recipe. Known as the English mustard, Colman’s turns up the heat in salad dressing, meat rubs, marinades and all the favorite side dishes to transform them into unforgettable taste sensations.

Not just another condiment, we use only the finest proprietary blend of brown and white mustard seeds grown locally around the Colman’s mill in Norwich, England.  The smoldering heat and sensational quality combine to create a unique flavor that’s versatile, robust and pure for the very best Easter meal yet.

Colman’s Double Superfine Dry Mustard Powder is long-lasting and economical, with an ultra-fine consistency that delivers layers of flavor and maximum kick when added to Easter favorites.

Colman’s Prepared Mustard is truly gourmet and at the ready to add smoldering heat to any dish. As always, Colman’s contains no dyes, chemicals, preservatives, or gluten – just 100% pure, irresistible tastiness.

New Ways to use Colman’s in Easter Dinner Favorites:

  • Whisk prepared mustard into a favorite salad dressing and drizzle over spring greens or crisp baby asparagus
  • Add a pinch or two to creamy carrot soup for a delicious and smoldering flavor
  • Deepen flavor profiles with Colman’s Superfine Dry Mustard Powder stirred into meat and vegetable marinades.
  • Use Colman’s Superfine Dry Mustard Powder as a dry rub for ham or roast beef before roasting.

This Holiday, call on Colman’s quality for this spring’s most celebrated meal and Complete Your Cooking with Colman’s.

3 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon Colman's Prepared Mustard
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 ¾ cups reduced fat milk
1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
1 pound asparagus spears (about 16 spears)
8 slices cooked ham
2 cups cooked spinach noodles
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until smooth and thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Cook asparagus in boiling water until tender-crisp (about 1 min). Roll two asparagus spears in each ham slice. Place noodles, then ham rolls, in baking dish; cover with sauce. Garnish with red pepper slices, if desired. Bake, uncovered, 20 min at 350° F. Makes 4 servings, or 2 rolls each.

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Here's wishing your family a healthy and happy Easter!

Enjoy Completing Your Cooking with Colman's.