If you’re a bit sad like me you can easily have fun pepping up normal mayonnaise you buy in the supermarket, and create delicious new mayos with minimal effort (and egg beating). Great for sandwiches, impressing dinner guests or just eating off the spoon.
I’ve listed my three favourites here.
1. Spicy mayonnaise (pictured)
The paprika in this adds a nice warmed, smoky flavour. Great with cauliflower fritters or anything fried.
Mix your mayo well with a teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon (or however much you can stand) of Tabasco or hot sauce of your choice. You can also use cayenne, but a liquid sauce tends to mix a bit better.
2. ‘Big mac’ mayonnaise
This probably isn’t what is in Big Macs, but tastes great on a burger. It’s basically a mix of the three best – ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.
Combine 2 teaspoons of ketchup with 3-4 tablespoons of mayo. Add a teaspoon of mustard and stir until you have a golden, salmony coloured sauce. Add more ketchup or mustard to taste.
3. Basil mayonnaise
Got a sorry basil plant in the corner, not sure what to do with it? Basil mayo! It’s lovely on sandwiches and salads.
Very finely chop up a handful of fresh basil leaves and stir into mayonnaise. I also like to add black pepper for an extra kick.