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Giant Red Mustard

Giant Red Mustard

Mustard Leaves

Giant Red Mustard is an increasingly popular micro leaf and is great as a very small salad leaf (just after the true leaves come through) but as a large leaf or green it can be quite overpowering and a lot more fiborous. For this reason, we are careful to pick Giant Red at exactly the right point to maximise both flavour and texture. The seed leaves of Giant Red are very similar to the Red Frill Mustard but the true leaves are quite different in shape – rounded, paler green with deep purplish-red tint around the edge of the leaf.

Like other leaves in the Mustard family, Giant Red Mustard has a spicy flavour, with a hint of horseradish which works really well with a wide range of ingredients including cheeses and endives as in Maddocks Farm Winter Salad or beef and eggs as in chef Ken Trickilo’s Steak Tartare Tacos with Capers, Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs, Red Onions, Dijon Mustard, and Sea Salt for the James Beard Foundation.

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Written by Sean O Neill

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