John aka Sauceman51 sent me some new mustard he wanted me to try. I had tried some of his spicy mustard in the past and liked it enough to welcome a new kind. The one I liked very much before was a japone blend, and since this was a new style of japone, I was excited. Japones are chile peppers that are often used to spice up chinese cuisine. The Japone chile has a natural hot flavor. It is great in soups, salsas or ground up into chile powder. They have an approximate rating of 25,000 Scoville Units, so they have some heat to them for sure.
I brought the mustard with me to the Weekend of Fire show at Jungle Jim’s Int’l Market in Fairfield, Ohio to share with some of the other mustard lovers at the show. Taking it a little further, I then brought it home to sample it on a NY potato knish. I shared my knish with the ILIS official cartoonist, Sean Boley. Check out what our mustard review team had to say about this strange mustard flavor.
For those not in the know about what a knish is after watching this video, you can come to Fire Mountain Krewe in October and get some there. I brought it last year, and it was a huge hit. Maybe I will bring some of this mustard with me. Fire Mountain Krewe is open to all those interested chileheads and vendors who want a little chilehead getogether in the mountains of Western PA. It once again is taking place on Columbus Day Weekend in October. For details, just ask. Now on with the review…
For those interested to try one of John’s homemade mustards, contact him at Sauceman51@comcast.net. He has quite a few different mustard blends to choose from.