The newest product in the line aims to bring something a little tangier to complement Ducote’s signature sauce: Jay D’s Louisiana Molasses Mustard. A Cajun take on the more traditional honey mustard, Ducote’s recipe combines mustard and local cane syrup with hot sauce in a delicate balance to bring tangy sweetness with a touch of heat.
The mustard originated during Ducote’s time on Food Network Star—namely the Big Jay’s Cajun Burger that Ducote prepared for one challenge, paired with potato chips and a molasses mustard dipping sauce on the side. What began as a quick sauce in the heat of the moment has now become the newest addition to Ducote’s product line, one he hopes will become a fixture in Louisiana kitchens.
“It works great as a marinade, sandwich condiment, salad dressing, dipping sauce and more. It goes especially great with chicken and pork,” Ducote says. “It can be used anywhere that honey mustard or a South Carolina mustard-based barbecue sauce would make sense.”
Also seeing expanded distribution is Ducote’s first product, the barbecue sauce.
“In 2016, we’re going to see a lot of growth of having [the sauce] available more throughout the state of Louisiana,” he says. “We have it in the Baton Rouge market, and we’re already starting to get into the North Shore and New Orleans a little bit, but I think that’s really gonna grow a whole lot as well.”