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.