There are few things in life as pleasurable to eat as a slice of cold roast chicken dunked in mayonnaise; chomping down on last night’s supper got me thinking about variations.I’d made a honey and wholegrain mustard mayo and a sweet chilli and lime version but thought I should probably start to get a bit more creative.
I threw it open to the floor on Twitter as I often do and suggestions came flooding back – it’s such a great way to get hundreds of hugely varied opinions from people all over the world and a great inspiration for the home-cook.
Here are a few ideas for you to try with your barbecue over the summer; they are also fantastic for dunking potato wedges in as well as for jazzing up sarnies.
A special thank you must go to my great friend Elly who runs the brilliant Pear Cafe in Bristol (thepearcafe.com) – more than half of these must be hers that she serves up in her place every day – and makes me jealous I don’t live near there. I’ve been trying to wrestle her butterscotch brownie recipe from her but alas, no joy yet!
For all the below simply mix with mayonnaise.
• Wasabi and black sesame seed
• Jerk seasoning
• Tamarind paste
• Mint and lemon
• Red chilli, coriander and lime
• Roasted garlic
• Curry powder and spring onion
• Smoked paprika
• Tandoori masala powder
• Pickled lemons
• Sundried tomato puree
• Wasabi and pickled ginger
• Mango chutney and lime with nigella seeds