Mustard seeds are tiny seeds about 1-2mm in diameter of various mustard plants. Raw mustard seeds are bitter but when cooked, the seeds change characteristics that lend a pungency and kick to dishes. The seeds’ versatility makes it ideal for use in appetizers, condiments, and main dishes.
Yellow mustard seeds are widely used in Western and European dishes—particularly for meat rubs and pickles. Pop mustard seeds in hot oil to release its flavor and aroma.