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|Creole mustard and shellfish are the fifth of the pairings in McCormick’s 2010 flavor trends.
- Creole mustard is a staple in New Orleans cuisine. It can be used as a sandwich condiment, a marinade for meat, a dip and incorporated into seafood dishes. Creole mustard is grainier in appearance and tastes tangier than other mustards due to its higher concentration of brown mustard seeds. (Today, some products labeled “Creole mustard” are sweet-style mustards made with molasses. Check the label before purchasing. See our Mustard Glossary for more information on the many types of mustard.)
- Seafood is often served with a sauce or dip that has a bit of pungency or heat (think horseradish in cocktail sauce). Creole mustard is especially tasty when used as the base for Creole-style rémoulade sauce, a perfect accent to fried fish, or incorporated into breaded seafood dishes such as crab cakes or fishburgers.
Fried green tomatoes topped with jumbo
lump crab are an elegant first course. Photo courtesy McCormick.
|Recipe: This classic southern favorite is presented with flair in this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab & Creole Mustard.
And whip up a Creole mustard dip in addition to/instead of a tomato-based cocktail sauce for your next shrimp cocktail or raw bar. Use your favorite dip base—fat free yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, etc., or a combination. Add mustard to taste along with a complementary fresh herb—chives, thyme, etc.
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