Recipe: Herbed honey mustard

Herbed honey mustard.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Total time: 25 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the mustard

Servings: This makes about 1¾ cups mustard.

2 tablespoons (¾ ounce) brown mustard seeds

About ¾ cup (2½ ounces) mustard powder

1 cups verjus or Champagne vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/3 cup honey

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh fines herbs (a mixture of parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil)

1. Soak the mustard seeds: Place the mustard seeds and powder in a medium glass or ceramic bowl along with the verjuice. Set aside, covered (but not sealed airtight), for 24 hours.

2. Place the mixture in a food processor along with the salt and honey and process for 1 to 2 minutes until the seeds are coarsely ground.

3. Place the mixture in a large metal bowl, and whisk in the eggs and egg yolks. Place the bowl over a large pot of simmering water and whisk the mustard base until it thickens, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the chopped herbs. Taste and adjust the seasoning and flavoring as desired. This makes about 1¾ cups mustard, which will keep for up to 1 week, refrigerated (the flavor may be a bit strong at first but will mellow as it sits).

Each tablespoon: 42 calories; 2 grams protein; 5 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 2 grams fat; 0 saturated fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 3 grams sugar; 67 mg sodium.