Remoulade (Ruh-moo-LAHD); noun: A classic sauce of mayonnaise with capers, chopped cornichons, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, and fine herbs.
If you're a fan of crunchy, salty, and sweet combinations, it's a safe bet that you'll like this sauce! Just chop up and measure out a few tablespoons of each ingredient, stir into some mayonnaise, and you've got yourself a quick and easy sauce!
Traditionally, a remoulade is served as a dipping sauce or condiment with anything from shrimp cocktail to hot dogs. The gorgeous picture above, posted on Flickr by Galant, shows a classic remoulade drizzled over horse-radish crusted whitefish.
In these days of anything-goes, a remoulade has really come to mean any ayonnaise-based condiment.
Some variations include horseradish in the sauce itself, as well as Tabasco or even ketchup. In Denmark, remoulades often contain cabbage and cucumber. In Cajun cuisine, you'll find a healthy dose of celery and paprika.
We even saw a surprising lime-coconut remoulade on a recent dinner menu!
Are you a purist, or are you a fan of these so-called variations?!
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(Photo Credit: Galant via Flickr Creative Commons)