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This jammy, mustard-seed-spiked condiment from chef and butcher Chris Eley is terrific served alongside everything from grilled sausage to roast turkey. Slideshow:  Thanksgiving Cranberries 

November 2014


Credit: © Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
Make 2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, soak the mustard seeds in the wine at room temperature overnight.

  • Wrap the cinnamon stick, ginger and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth and tie closed. In a saucepan, whisk the mustard seeds, wine, sugar, vinegar, cranberry juice and mustard powder and bring to a boil. Add the spice bundle and cook over moderate heat, without stirring, until the syrup coats the back of a spoon, 25 minutes. Discard the spice bundle. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest and let the mostarda cool completely. Season with salt and serve; stir in water by the tablespoon if it seems too thick.

Make Ahead

The mostarda can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.