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
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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.

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

  2. Love this photo! And the mustard sounds delish!

  3. Beautiful sounding mustard :D

    Choc Chip Uru

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

  5. looks yummy, is it difficult to make?

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. I loooove your food photography… world class :)

  25. Manly yes but you like it too. GREG

  26. 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

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

  28. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

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

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

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

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

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

  33. 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

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

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