Summer Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Thomas Keller is a huge fan of spontaneous salads and invariably tops them with this creamy vinaigrette. It's inspired by his time at La Rive Restaurant in Catskill, New York; he's been making some version of it for more than 30 years. The salad itself changes constantly, based on what's in the French Laundry garden or at the market; make it with the best fresh vegetables you can get. If you don't want to eat raw egg, the dressing is easily made without the yolk.
Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
Onion-Mustard Monkey Bread
These buttery, onion-flecked, pull-apart rolls are an irresistible cross between Parker House classics and bialys.
Mustard-Roasted Pork Loin with Squash Polenta
Chef Ignacio Mattos prefers eating meat with mustard. "I can be very polite if I'm in a restaurant," he says, "but when I'm by myself, I really like mustard." Here he spreads it on simple but beautiful pork roast before cooking, sprinkling the meat with coarsely ground black pepper to create a pungent crust.
Grilled Potato Salad with Mustard Seeds
Chicago chef Stephanie Izard grills sliced potatoes in butter to give them an amazing crust, then dresses them with a supertangy mustard seed vinaigrette, fresh scallions and celery.
Mustard Salmon with Cannellini Bean Ragù
These rustic cannellini beans don't cook for very long, but they have a rich, rustic flavor because they're simmered with prosciutto and escarole. Along with the mustard-and-garlic-glazed salmon, it's a great one-dish meal.
Pasta with Sausage, Basil and Mustard
In matching spicy sausage with a creamy mustard sauce and fragrant basil, British cookbook author Nigel Slater created a quick pasta supper with warm, mildly spicy flavors, perfect for a cool fall or winter evening.
Smoked Salmon Toasts with Mustard Butter
Sour cream or cream cheese may be the usual spread with salty smoked salmon, but chef David Tanis thinks softened butter makes a tasty alternative. (Think of ham-and-butter sandwiches.) To give the butter a zippy bite, he stirs in lemon zest and both Dijon and grainy mustards.
Honey Mustard Chicken Fajitas
Honey mustard may seem like a surprising addition to chicken fajitas, but the tangy sauce provides a refreshing update to the classic dish.
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Mustard
This chunky mashed-potato dish is packed with tangy mustard, fresh herbs and thick-cut bacon.
Rosemary-Grilled Mackerel with Mustard-Dill Mayonnaise
In late summer, Rachel Allen's sons, Joshua and Lucca, fish for mackerel, and she has become an expert at preparing it. "It has a strong flavor that is not shy," she notes, "so it goes well with other strong flavors, like mustard and dill."
Shaved Broccoli with Mustard-Dill Dressing
This tangy and herbaceous mustard-dill dressing is also terrific spooned over simply prepared vegetables, such as new potatoes or roasted asparagus.
Roasted Shrimp-and-Fennel Skewers with Mustard Chimichurri
To turn simple shrimp into a party-worthy dish, Boston chef Matt Jennings roasts them along with fennel, then skewers them for dipping in a tangy sauce packed with horseradish, parsley and chives.
Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-Fry
Chicken and honey mustard are a match made in heaven. Stir-fry them up with broccoli for an easy and delicious dinner.