Simple Mayonnaise and Horseradish Sauce

comments (4) March 30th, 2011

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Fresh artichokes with the perfect dipping sauce: Mayonnaise with fresh horseradish and new garlic. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.
Artichokes are in season now and prolific in the farmers markets in California. 
Freshly dug green garlic is a gourmet treat--you can only enjoy it if you grow your own--or live nearby a garlic farm. It is one of my favorite springtime foods.
Homemade or storebought mayonnaise can be made into the perfect sauce by seasoning with a bit of course-ground mustard, freshly grated horseradish, and minced green garlic. Add just a squeeze of lemon juice for tang and you will find a multitude of uses for this tasty sauce. 
Fresh artichokes with the perfect dipping sauce: Mayonnaise with fresh horseradish and new garlic. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.Click To Enlarge

Fresh artichokes with the perfect dipping sauce: Mayonnaise with fresh horseradish and new garlic. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.

Photo: Susan Belsinger

Ingredients:
Makes about 3/4 cup

1/2 cup good-quality mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh-grated or prepared horseradish
1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons coarse or whole-grain mustard
1 large clove garlic, pressed or finely-minced or 1 fresh green garlic, minced
Squeeze fresh lemon juice, optional

This quick and easy sauce is made with just a few kitchen condiments that nearly everyone has on hand in their fridge and pantry. It is very tasty and I use it on an astonishing variety of foods. First off, I like to have it on hand for sandwiches, especially involving those with sharp cheddar cheese. Think vegetables and it will work on just about any of them—from steamed asparagus, artichokes, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, or cauliflower to vegetable crudités of any kind—and of course baked, steamed or French-fried potatoes. If you have it, you will use it.

In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients and blend well. Taste for seasoning and adjust with a bit more horseradish, mustard, or just a little lemon juice. The sauce tastes better if it is made at least 30 minutes before using. Store, tightly-covered, in the fridge for about 1 week.


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Comments (4)

MarianPark writes: Looks Delicious
Posted: 3:38 am on November 3rd
Andylee2 writes: Nice one
Posted: 8:05 am on August 7th
Charisparker writes: Looks delicious
Posted: 1:27 am on February 18th
Arthurbrown writes: one of the best
Posted: 5:01 am on February 17th
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