Two words: Caramel. Mustard.
You might wonder how those two things go together. But in the hands of three chefs, who created this addicting dip/spread, caramel and mustard go together so well that you wonder why nobody thought of doing this before.
Their Rhode Island company, Wicked Natural, makes Caramel Mustard, which tastes like it sounds — as if someone stirred sharp mustard into sweet, gooey caramel to create a whole new taste sensation.
Recently, I had a chance to try a sample jar, courtesy of the folks at King Arthur Flour, who also sell the condiment on their Web site.
This rich, creamy, candy-like spread with a noticeable piquant backbone would be fabulous as a dip for pretzels, stirred into a vinaigrette, spread inside a grilled cheese sandwich, or used to coat chicken before dredging in breadcrumbs.
It’s made from sweetened condensed milk, caramelized sugar syrup, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder, honey, canola oil and wasabi powder.
A 9-ounce jar is $7 on the Wicked Natural site and $8.95 on the King Arthur Flour site.