All Over Mustard Soup

 Oerol Festival, Netherlands (13 – 23 June 2014)

Oerol apparently means ‘all over’ in the Terschelling dialect, and this festival does in fact takes place ‘all over’ this West Frisian Island .

For 10 days a year the whole island becomes host to music, theater and art .

Accommodation and camping facilities can be found in the many villages around the island along with cafes and restaurants serving typical dutch cuisine.

A visits to one of these cafes introduced me to  “Mosterdsoep” a deliciously creamy  mustard soup .

This is my simplified or I suppose some might say Anglicized version of   “Mosterdsoep” :

De uitkomst zal het leren!
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 3  tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp smooth mustard
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1 litre chicken or veg stock
  • 1/2 cup cream or creme fraiche
  • Salt to taste
  • crispy bacon,leeks, chives or cress for the topping.
  1. Sautee the onion  in the butter.
  2. Add the mustard and seeds.
  3. Add the flour and then slowly stir in the stock .
  4. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes before adding the cream.
  5. Season and add the topping of your choice.

 (all photos by Limetime)


2 thoughts on “All Over Mustard Soup

  1. Sounds delicious! Must try it. I love the gentle heat of mustard. I’ve seen mustard greens in my local grocery too., I wonder what they’re like.

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