Homemade Mustard Oil

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Introduction: Homemade Mustard Oil

About: I'm a writer, computer geek, photographer, game designer, foodie, glassblower, gemstone cutter, synth nerd, musician, woodworker and wannabe jeweler from Texas who has somehow ended up in frozen New England....

Mustard oil isn't commonly found on the shelf, so when I ran across a recipe calling for it, I had to make my own. If you use the brown mustard seeds, be aware that it's a precursor to some kind of chemical warfare (I'm pretty sure that's Science), so be careful with it. For a somewhat milder version, use all yellow mustard seeds.

Step 1: The Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 cup olive oil

Mix the dry ingredients together, and pour into a blender. Add the oil directly to the blender.

Step 2: Blend Until Warm

Depending on how aggressive your blender is, you want to run the mixture for 2-3 minutes. I ran it until I could feel the oil warming up through the wall of the blender.

The pictured recipe that inspired me to make this was Bengali Salmon from Epicurious.

Pour into a clean mason jar, it will keep in the fridge a long time.

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    Yum! Try some in a foot bath or massage oil for a warm tingle, comfort for cold!