5 ideas for enhancing mayonnaise

Spread on sandwiches or served with seafood, one thing is certain: mayonnaise brings everyone together. Above all, it is important to succeed. In a bowl, first whisk together the egg yolks and mustard, then add the oil little by little, stirring until the mayonnaise begins to thicken. Drizzle in the rest of the oil, stirring constantly. Cover the mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready to serve. It may be too oily, too liquid, or simply not set. If it is too runny, you added the oil too soon after mixing the yolk and mustard or you added too much oil at once. The trick to making up for mayonnaise that is too liquid is to gradually thicken it with a little water. You will then obtain an airy and soft mayonnaise. Another important tip: you must add the oil gradually when mixing the ingredients. Once successful, it’s time to get creative.

With spices

Mayonnaise is even tastier when it is flavored with spices. Once assembled, add curry to color it and add a spicy taste. Curry mayonnaise goes perfectly with fish or seafood. If you are more of a meat person, sprinkle it with cayenne pepper to dip your chicken or beef skewers. For an oriental touch, you can also add 1 tbsp. of ras el-hanout in your mayonnaise to accompany your méchoui, this long-roasted meat.

With herbs

At aperitif time, we find the great classics that we love like chips, cold meats, cheese or raw vegetables. How about dipping your raw carrots, cauliflower, radishes or mushrooms in a fresh and fragrant mayonnaise? Don’t hesitate to include fresh herbs like parsley, tarragon, chives, dill or a mix of all these herbs. To try is to adopt it!

With condiments

We take inspiration from the tartar sauce made from chopped mayonnaise, capers, gherkins, onions, parsley, chervil, and tarragon, which accompanies our fish but especially our crispy preparations (fish cakes, squid fritters, breaded fillets… ) and can perfectly spice up a burger for example. You can also add chopped pickles or chopped white onions to your mayonnaise to add a taste that is both acidic and sweet.

With flavored products

For more delicacy and to keep this smooth side of mayonnaise, we enhance it with other flavors with for example a mustard flavored with truffle, honey, olives, green pepper or fruit. For the more daring, you can replace the mustard with wasabi. Another alternative: choose scented oils. Opt for an oil with hazelnut, sesame and Provence herbs. The mayonnaise will then have a subtle fragrant note in the mouth.

With ketchup

It’s the inseparable duo that we love to enjoy with fries or a burger. This amazing duo even gave birth to the delicious cocktail sauce. To prepare it, nothing could be simpler. Mix mayonnaise, ketchup and add (or not) the secret ingredient to spice up the sauce: cognac or whiskey. It can be used as a salad dressing, to dip shrimp in, or replace barbecue sauce since cocktail sauce goes well with most grilled meats.

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