Monday, August 9, 2010
My Favorite Condiment
I'm certainly not the first person to discover the wonders of flavored mayo, but I had to share my most recent food obsession. I kinda ripped this off the Japanese, but over the past few months I've become obsessed with spicy mayo. For fellow sushi addicts, you know the orange "spicy sauce" you get with certain rolls? I discovered that a less spicy version of that is freaking delicious on just about everything. And it only takes two ingredients: mayo (preferably Kewpie, but any kind will do) and hot sauce (I recommend Sriracha, but again, use whatever you like). I also add 1-2 drops sesame oil, depending on the amount I'm making, to give it a little more depth of flavor. Paul and I are seriously addicted to this stuff. We mostly put it on sandwiches and use it as a dip for potatoes/fries/veggies. It's also delicious on burgers and can be used as a dip for pretty much any fried food. I've never had aioli, but I can't imagine not loving that, too. I just Googled "flavored mayo" and got about a billion recipes. Now I can't wait to try making all different varieties! They sell bottles of flavored mayo in the stores, but isn't it more economical -- and fun -- to create your own at home?