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Mustard Soy Lecithin Air

Recently I was making a sous vide pork tenderloin and I wanted a light sauce to use as a topper so I created this mustard-based air. It uses prepared yellow mustard mixed into water and soy lecithin, which is then frothed with an immersion blender or Aerolatte.

You could also use brown mustard or Dijon mustard for other variations. While I made it specifically for the pork tenderloin, it will go great with any meats that mustard is usually paired with. Heck, you could even serve a modernist hot dog using this air as garnish!

Sous vide pork tenderloin mustard air

Using airs in your cooking is a great way to add bursts of flavor and unique textures to your dishes. Airs are easy to make and can be done almost entirely ahead of time, since the final frothing is all that is needed before serving. There are a few ways to make airs, but I almost always just use a soy lecithin air since it's the easiest and most stable.

Because airs are filled with so much, well... air, it is best to use a strongly flavored liquid as your base. I've made several different soy lecithin airs, including a citrus air, soy sauce air, chive air, and a lemon caper air.

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Soy Lecithin Mustard Air Recipe

  • Published: January 2, 2016
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes

Soy Lecithin Mustard Air Ingredients

For the Mustard Air

Because they use modernist ingredients, these amounts for this component are given in metric by weight. Learn more about how to measure modernist ingredients for more information.

200 grams water
75 grams prepared yellow mustard
1.6 grams soy lecithin, 0.6%

Soy Lecithin Mustard Air Instructions

For the Mustard Air

At least 10 minutes before serving

Blend or whisk together the water, yellow mustard, and soy lecithin then pour into a wide, flat-bottomed container. It can stay at this stage for a few hours.

Mustard lecithin air flat

Just before serving you will want to froth the air. This can be accomplished by running an immersion blender or Aerolatte milk frother in the mustard-water mixture. Try to keep the blender halfway out of the liquid so the air is more easily incorporated. This can sometimes take several minutes and there will still be liquid left at the bottom of the bowl.

Mustard lecithin air blending

Once there is a decent amount of foam on top, let it sit for 1 minute to stabilize. Once stabilized, spoon it out of the container and onto your dish.

Mustard lecithin air

Serve the dish within the next 5 to 15 minutes to maximize the stability of the air.

If you like this recipe you can get more than 80 other recipes from my book Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Getting Started. The book covers many of the popular modernist techniques such as gelling, spherification, and foams. It also explores modernist ingredients like agar, sodium alginate, tapioca maltodextrin, and xanthan gum. It is all presented in an easy to understand format and I think it's the best way to learn about modernist cooking.

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Mustard Soy Lecithin Air

PT10M Ingredients: Because they use modernist ingredients these amounts for this component are given in metric by weight. Learn more about how to measure modernist ingredients for more information. 200 grams water 75 grams yellow mustard 1.6 grams soy lecithin 0.6%