April 12, 2010

Cajun Mayonnaise



Looks can be deceiving...

... as is this green mayonnaise. Once you taste it, you will make it again and again ... I  promise.

When you need to add a little zip to your next salad dressing, a sandwich and even a vegetable dish, this zesty mayonnaise is perfect. A little hot and spicy, it will make everything taste better, especially great in potato salads and yet better with seafood.

The recipe contains raw eggs and if you are concerned about the safety of consuming raw eggs, use pasteurized eggs in the shell or pasteurized liquid whole eggs instead. By using pasteurized eggs, this mayonnaise will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. By using whole eggs yolks as in the recipe, it will keep for 5 days if covered in the refrigerator.

Cajun Mayonnaise
makes 1 cup

1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
2 egg yolks at room temperature (or 1/4 cup pasteurized eggs)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1 garlic clove
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 cup olive oil
    Combine everything but the oil in a blender and blend for a full 2 minutes, any less and the yolks will not emulsify correctly when the oil is incorporated. With the motor running, slowly drizzle the oil in a steady thin stream into the feed tube until it is incorporated into the mayonnaise. Scrape down the sides and bottom to make sure all residue is collected, replace lid and blend another 30 seconds. Store in the refrigerator covered.

    11 comments :

    1. Love the beautiful, fresh colour of this mayonnaise. I can imagine the lovely taste with salad. But I do wonder why it's called cajun as there's no cajun spices there.

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    2. @Mary ... it's got a nice little kick to it from the onions & Tabasco

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    3. I think kicking up the flavor of plain mayo is a great way to give exciting flavor to a dish!

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    4. Oh! I love this! And Tabasco sauce, as well?!

      ...Uh-mazing!

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    5. This looks really good, my cajun mayo, I learned from a restaurant I use to work at isn't nearly as good, I'm switching!

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    6. What a great idea to jazz up plain old mayonnaise. I could make a great panini with this condiment.

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    7. Sounds super flavorful, I like the addition of tabasco!

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    8. WEll I never eat mayo, but I will bet if you made it its wonderful~

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    9. looks rich, creamy, and flavorful!! Yum! I would like to try this....

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    10. penny aka jeroxie4/13/2010 1:37 AM

      I can only think of lamb burgers... not sure why!

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    11. I can not wait to try this in potato salad and tartar sauce...another gem here!

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