Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Bitterballen & Herbed Mustard

Bitterballen are a staple in old Dutch cooking and have been modernized quite a bit over the years and essentially made a bit healthier. Originally served alongside a Dutch bitter Gin, hence the name, these snacks are seen throughout the country in many different forms. These lovely snacks and medium-sized meals are essentially a fried […]

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Cherry Spicy Brown Mustard

Makes 3 cups of mustard INGREDIENTS 1 cup Founders Brewing Company Cerise Cherry Ale (Grand Rapids, Michigan) or any cherry ale 1 cup malt vinegar ½ cup dried cherries, chopped superfine ½ cup whole brown mustard seeds 2 tablespoons dry mustard 1 tablespoon fresh horseradish, grated 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black […]

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Chilled Cucumber Raita with Mustard Seeds

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons of canola oil ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds 2 large cucumbers, seeded and diced 3 cups of plain yogurt (whole or reduce fat) ¼ cup of mint chopped 1 teaspoon cumin Salt to taste Green chilies, optional Directions Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add […]

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Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

Serves 12 Ingredients 6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white) 2 cups radishes, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped 1 cup red onions, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup […]

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Lavender-Honey Mustard

Makes 2 cups mustard INGREDIENTS 1 cup Brasserie Dupont Bière de Miel biologique (Belgium) or any Belgium style honey beer ½ cup malt vinegar ¼ cup black mustard seeds ¼ cup dry mustard ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon lavender flowers DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl whisk together beer, […]

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Rampatini

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

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Sambhaar

Makes about ¾ cup INGREDIENTS 3 dried chiles 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 1 tablespoon white lentils (urad dal) 1 tablespoon yellow split peas (channa dal) 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds 2 teaspoons ground peppercorns 40 curry leaves (optional) DIRECTIONS Place all of the spices in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Toast […]

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Spicy Bread Pickle Spears

Ingredients 4-5 pickling cucumbers (Kirby) 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 1 tablespoon celery seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked 1 tablespoon Ger-Nis Smoky Salt 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup water 2 tablespoon Ger-Nis Tabasco Directions Cut the cucumbers into wedges (4-6). In a mixing bowl combine spices, vinegar, water and Tabasco […]

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Spicy Cherry Pretzel Knots

Makes 30 knots INGREDIENTS For the knots ½ cup warm water (105° to 115°F) 1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar (packed) ¾ teaspoon sugar 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil ¼ cup spicy mustard 1⁄3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine 2 cups bread flour 1½ teaspoons salt Nonstick vegetable oil […]

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St. Louis Style Ribs

Serves 6 This recipe is a slow poached rib recipe with the seasonings that are normally incorporated into a dry rub in the poaching liquid, creating simple and succulent ribs! Ingredients 4 Spanish onions, chopped 12-15 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 3 teaspoons mustard Seeds 1-2 sprigs of fresh […]

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Sweet Maple Mustard

Makes 2 cups mustard INGREDIENTS 1 cup Smutty Nose Baltic Porter (New Hampshire) or any rich porter beer 1 cup malt vinegar ¾ cup brown mustard seeds 3 tablespoons dry mustard ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl whisk together […]

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Tamarind Rice

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons tamarind concentrate ½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup unsalted peanuts (preferably unroasted), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 16 curry leaves, roughly torn (optional) 6 dried red chiles (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¾ teaspoon turmeric 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly […]

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