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The Ultimate Guide to Flavored Mayo: From Aioli to Zest

Flavored Mayo…drop mic and exit stage! There’s not much more you need to say…flavored mayonnaise is all the rage and why not? What better way is there to liven up your sandwiches, spice up your veggie platter or zest up your favorite meats or seafood with new flavors? Flavored mayonnaise has gained popularity as of late and you can find flavored mayo recipes online to delight almost any palate.

Truly, the sky’s the limit with flavored mayonnaise…all you need is a spice drawer and a jar of your favorite mayonnaise and you can create just about any savory, sweet, or spicy accompaniment you can imagine. It’s not difficult to make your own aioli or mayonnaise (yes, there is a difference) so here are some easy recipes for both AND our A-Z list of flavored mayonnaise ideas to spark your interest.

Homemade mayonnaise with fresh ingredients is easy to make and is a good choice for those looking to avoid preservatives found in store bought mayonnaise. Here’s a great recipe from allrecipes.com1

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 eggs*

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 cups vegetable oil

In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the mustard powder, salt, eggs and vinegar.- Set the food processor on medium speed and gradually drizzle in the oil while it runs. Transfer to a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. *Consider using pasteurized eggs

Homemade Aioli is a bit different from mayo, in that it has 2 key ingredients:  olive oil and garlic. Here is a popular aioli recipe from epicurious.com.2

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves

1 large egg yolk*

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife. Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Combine oils and add, a few drops at a time, to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified. (If mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until mixture comes together, then resume adding oil.)  Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper. If aïoli is too thick, whisk in 1 or 2 drops of water. Chill, covered, until ready to use. *Consider using pasteurized eggs

So now that you know how to make your own mayonnaise or aioli from fresh ingredients, you can decide whether to DIY or simply dress up your store bought mayo with our comprehensive A-Z guide to flavored mayonnaise!

A-Z Guide to Flavored Mayonnaise

  •      Aioli (OK, so maybe it’s not a mayonnaise, but it’s a favorite, so…)
  •      Avocado Mayonnaise
  •      Ancho Mayonnaise
  •      Bacon Mayonnaise
  •      Basil Mayonnaise
  •      Blue Cheese Mayonnaise
  •      Black Pepper Lemon Mayonnaise
  •      Cajun Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Chive Mayonnaise
  •      Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise
  •      Cran-Orange Mayonnaise
  •      Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Curry Mayonnaise
  •      Dill Mayonnaise
  •      Edamame Mayonnaise
  •      Fennel Mayonnaise
  •      Fire-Roasted Pepper Mayonnaise
  •      Garlic lemon Mayonnaise
  •      Ginger Sesame Mayonnaise
  •      Green Peppercorn Mayonnaise
  •      Herb Mayonnaise (using Herbs de Provence, Dill, Basil, Rosemary or your favorite blend)
  •      Honey Mustard Mayonnaise
  •      Horseradish Mayonnaise
  •      Italian Tomato Mayonnaise
  •      Jalapeno Mayonnaise
  •      Kale Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Lemon Caper Mayonnaise
  •      Mango Chutney Mayonnaise
  •      Maple Brown Sugar Mayonnaise
  •      Miso-Agave Mayonnaise
  •      Mustard-Mayonnaise
  •      Nacho-Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Old Bay (Seafood Spice) Mayonnaise
  •      Onion-Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Orange Zest Mayonnaise
  •      Oyster Mayonnaise
  •      Parsley Mayonnaise
  •      Pecan Mayonnaise
  •      Pesto Mayonnaise
  •      Pomegranate Mayonnaise
  •      Pumpkin Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Quince Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Raspberry Mayonnaise
  •      Red Wine Mayonnaise
  •      Roasted Red Pepper
  •      Sesame Mayonnaise
  •      Sriracha Mayonnaise
  •      Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
  •      Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise
  •      Teriyaki Mayonnaise
  •      Thyme Shallot Mayonnaise
  •      Tarragon Mustard Mayonnaise
  •      Urchin Mayonnaise (Yep…it’s a real thing)
  •      Vegetable Medley Mayonnaise (with roasted onion, bell pepper, garlic and tomato)
  •      Wasabi Mayonnaise
  •      XO sauce Mayonnaise (XO is a spicy seafood sauce used in Chinese food recipes)
  •      Yellow Saffron Mayonnaise
  •      Zesty Lemon Mayonnaise

Now that you can see the endless varieties of flavored mayonnaise out there, why not try to whip up your own batch of flavored mayonnaise to enhance next week’s sandwiches, party meat platters or crudité. Flavored mayo recipes are easily found online and can be as easy as adding herbs to store bought mayo.

We’re all about flavored mayo at Atlanta Bread, so if you’re looking for a seasonal favorite to try, give our Turkey Cranberry Sandwich made with fresh ingredients and cran-orange mayo a try. It’ll give you reason to celebrate the season with all-natural turkey, pickled red onions, lettuce, tomato and cran-orange mayo on cranberry walnut bread! DELISH!

For more great seasonal favorites and to order ahead, check out our online menu or simply download our app.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/159507/whole-egg-mayonnaise/

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/aioli-107026

 

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Winning Recipes For Your Next Tailgate

As the air turns crisp and people begin breaking out the game jerseys, fans everywhere are gearing up for the gridiron. Yes, it’s fall football season and that means it’s time for that fabulous tradition of the tailgate party. The shared experience of watching your team is fun enough for most folks, but for others, nothing makes your day better than to enjoy some tailgating before the game. Some good food and drinks, music, games, and camaraderie is a great way to kick things off.

It’s all about the food

But that brings up an issue, what foods can you bring that are not only easy to make and transport, but that will also make this tradition feel, well, a little less traditional? Sure – you can slap together some sandwiches or grab a box of basic chicken wings to go, but how about whipping up some tasty bites that have a little something different than the usual tailgating fare?

On game day you may be in a hurry and you may even be thinking about trying to keep it healthy, so here are a few simple ideas that could help make your tailgate a winner. A shared experience like gathering in a parking lot to celebrate your team calls for easy to eat dishes. Finger foods are definitely something that works well here, especially when your day probably also involves packing up chairs, coolers, tables, and other items for the party.

Easy recipe

One healthy recipe that is easy to make ahead and pack up to go is a fun twist on a favorite, but often messy, Mexican dish:

Taco Wonton Bites:

24 small wonton wrappers

2 Tbs dry taco-seasoning mix

cup taco sauce

1 package of veggie ground round (pre-cooked) *substitute ground beef or turkey for meat-lovers.

1 cup shredded cheddar or cheddar/pepper-jack cheese blend

Optional toppings: chopped tomato, sour cream, shredded lettuce, guacamole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the taco seasoning mix with taco sauce, stir in the crumbled veggie ground round and cheese and set aside. Coat wonton skins with vegetable cooking spray and press each into a mini muffin tin. Fill each wonton skin with a spoonful of the meat, sauce, and cheese mixture. Bake for 12 minutes.

Transport the wonton cups in the muffin tin – just cover with aluminum foil. Pack up the toppings in containers and let people serve what they want to add.

Grab and go

Want something that be be made ahead of time? How about a healthier, easier- to- eat version of a party favorite? These are mini pizza sandwiches

Mini pizza bites:

Tube of thin crust pizza dough

Tomato sauce

mozzarella cheese

Filings can vary but could include: mini pepperoni, olives, sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough and cut into 8 small squares. Place a spoonful of sauce and cheese in the center of each dough square. Put a small amount of toppings on sauce and cheese. Take corners of each dough square and gently stretch to meet and wrap around the ingredients. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.

These are great when warm but can also be eaten cold and are easy to pack up, pick up, and eat!

Don’t forget the player on the sidelines

Need a side to make your tailgating spread complete? How about this potato salad with bacon!

The shared experience of tailgating fun can be a great way to spend your day. It’s possible to think outside the box and to make healthy food that everyone can enjoy. A little bit of time preparing and packing can mean an easy, fun time in the lot. But if you find yourself in a hurry go ahead and order some sandwiches online from www.atlantabread.com and you’ll still score!