Habanero Lager Mustard ~ Savory Simple

I feel like I need to start this post by addressing the elephant in the room.  Or rather, the photo.  When I hear the words habanero and lager, I think of something manly.  I mean we’re talking about HOT SPICE and BEER.  Not something that evokes images of doilies, delicate spoons and pretty napkins. However, this didn’t occur to me until I was already taking the photo.  Mr. Savory drank all of the beer and I didn’t have any habaneros lying around.  I was low on options. So today I present you with habanero lager mustard on a doily.   And if you look really close you can sort of see me in the spoon. Self portrait!  This stuff is easy to make and will go great with red meat (I’m thinking roast beef sandwiches or crostinis). You can puree the seeds in a food processor but I like leaving them whole.  It’s adds a nice little textured pop with every bite.  And look at those little puffed up seeds, aren’t they pretty?  They go so nicely with the doily.

Habanero Lager Mustard
Prep time
Total time
Serves: ⅓ cup
  • 4 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar will also work)
  • 2 tablespoons lager beer
  • ½ teaspoon habanero powder (you can substitute cayenne)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and leave at room temperature for 2 days.
  2. After 2 days, strain any excess liquid (I recommend using it in a vinaigrette).
  3. Puree the mustard in a food processor if a smooth consistency is desired.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

  • http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com Mama’s Gotta Bake

    I would definitely love to have this on a roast beef sandwich…and I love the self-portrait!

  • http://thehungryartist.wordpress.com melissa@the hungry artist

    Love this photo! And the mustard sounds delish!

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    Beautiful sounding mustard :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • http://stowell.wordpress.com Roger Stowell

    I’ve never thought of making my own mustard. Nice idea and nice shot.

  • http://www.kitchenessence.wordpress.com holly

    looks yummy, is it difficult to make?

  • http://www.bake-online.co.uk Jenny @ BAKE

    yum! what an amazing combination of flavours! my boyfriend would LOVE this!

  • http://adventuresinflavorland.blogspot.de/ Miriam

    I made something similar once (a pickled mustard seed jar) and used it in a lot of recipes, it really was amazing. I’m sure yours was lovely too. :)

    Thanks for sharing it and have a nice week!

  • http://libbybouma.wordpress.com Libby Bouma

    Oh my husband would just love this! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.grubarazzi.com Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    This post made me giggle. I think manly mustard and doilies belong together, for sure. My man would use that doily to wipe is face.

  • http://thedomesticrebel.com Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I feel like I need this mustard in my life, on my burgers + dogs and heck, just on a spoon will do.

  • http://noblepig.com Cathy @ Noble Pig

    Sounds incredible..whoa…would love this heat filled version of yellow goodness.

  • http://www.piesandplots.net Laura Dembowski

    I’m totally obsessed with mustard but have never made it. I agree this would be great on red meat, but I also think it would be the perfect compliment to salmon. There’s something about salmon and mustard that i just love!

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Lol you are hilarious, I love it! And the mustard sounds amazing!

  • http://unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    It’s not always easy to make some recipes look beautiful, but you pulled it off perfectly! I’m definitely on Team Mustard, so I’ll have to give this a try!

  • http://crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Manly with a touch of girly – I love it! Great for the Memorial Weekend cook out we are planning! Thanks, Jen!

  • http://grazinginthecity.com Bill

    Never thought of using/preparing mustard with whole seeds – I should give that a try! Also – it sounds like the habanero and lager pair wonderfully with mustard. This sounds super delicious!

  • http://Cooking-spree.com spree

    Once again you bring us another out of the ordinary recipe! Never would have thought to make a mustard like this, but love the sounds of it! And the rather dainty packaging belies the fiery punch this must pack! Nice one!

  • http://hskillet.blogspot.com/ Jenn and Seth

    i’ve never made a mustard before, this sounds fabulous!

  • http://simplyfreshcooking.com Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    That actually does look very pretty on a doily! I’m thinking steak sandwiches for this. Super duper yum! :)

  • http://www.kitchenriffs.com kitchenriffs

    Very funny post! I think the doily looks quite nice. ;-) And a very nice recipe – thanks.

  • http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com yummychunklet

    I will take your word that this mustard is delicious. The habanero part sounds firey!

  • http://maddogtvdinners.wordpress.com Mad Dog

    That sounds like excellent mustard – it made me want to look up mustard recipes!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oooohh… I can just imagine how perfectly tangy this would be on a ham sandwich piled high. True deli style! Great recipe.

  • http://2riversphotos.wordpress.com Bashar A.

    I loooove your food photography… world class :)

  • http://www.sippitysup.com sippitysup

    Manly yes but you like it too. GREG

  • http://www.notquitenigella.com Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I love making my own mustard-mainly because it’s so easy and people think that it’s so hard! What a lovely flavour idea :D

  • http://www.talesofambrosia.com Ambrosiana

    This sounds great! I am going to try the roast beef sandwiches with this mustard!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    We often make roast beef sandwiches and beef on weck (a Buffalo thing) for football Sundays. This would be great with them!

  • http://www.fearlesshomemaker.com amy @ fearless homemaker

    Bahahaha, your comment about the doily is priceless! This sounds awesome – i’d love it on a bratwurst on a nice homemade roll. YUM!

  • http://www.craftycooknook.wordpress.com Gwynne

    Delicious looking mustard! And I like the photographic gender complications with this one. :)

  • http://thebeeroness.com Jackie @ The Beeroness

    Look at you cooking with beer. I love it :)

  • http://humblefeast.wordpress.com tanyamhudson

    Oh, yum! I make my own mustard, too, but I’ve never tried this combination before. Sounds spicy and delicious!

  • http://www.breathelighter.wordpress.com Debra

    I love your observation about the photo. I particularly liked the notion that Mr. Savory drank the beer! It would go great with whatever you’re eating along with this mustard. I’m positive the recipe is great, but more than taste, I’m so attracted to how beautiful it is! I would love to make this. I’m a little concerned about how hot the habanero powder might be, but somehow I feel I am more familiar with the cayenne and may try that first. Debra

  • http://bakerstreet.tv Baker Street

    Love the photo! You’re right! They go so well with the doily! :)

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