Remoulade with freshly chopped parsley, prepared horseradish, pickle, hot sauce and mayo. Serve this remoulade sauce with raw veggies, hamburgers or fried pickles.
Remoulade sauce, a beloved condiment hailing from French and Cajun cuisines, has become a staple in kitchens around the world. With its creamy texture and tangy flavor profile, this versatile sauce adds an irresistible kick to a variety of dishes. Whether used as a dipping sauce for seafood, a zesty dressing for salads, or even as a bold spread on sandwiches, remoulade sauce never fails to elevate the flavors of any dish it accompanies.
One of the best homemade sauces that you can have with your fries, Fried Pickles or as a dip for veggies. The possibilities for serving are endless. This is a very popular dressing in many European and Scandinavian countries. In each country the sauce is prepared slightly different but mainly the mayo is a base. For instance, in Poland it is served with very popular Zapiekanka. While in Denmark open faced sandwiches called Smorrebrod are drizzled with this sauce. Fried fish is topped with remoulade in Netherlands, Germany and Norway.
Remoulade Sauce Recipe
- Mayonnaise – to make the creamy sauce.
- Pickle – 1 pickle chopped into small pieces.
- Parsley – chopped fresh parsley.
- Capers – to add tangy and briny taste.
- Mustard -to add a tangy and slightly acidic note that perfectly complements the heat from the hot sauce.
- Horseradish – plain store-bought jar of horseradish.
- Sweet Paprika – sweet paprika added for flavor.
- Hot Sauce – hot sauce for more flavor.
How to make Remoulade
- (Full recipe and video below) Gather all ingredients to make the sauce: pickle, capers, mayo, mustard, sweet paprika, horseradish, hot sauce and parsley.
- Chop pickle, capers and parsley.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients together.
Remoulade Sauce Tips
- To create this flavor-packed dip, you’ll need a dash of creativity and a few simple ingredients. Start by grabbing a mixing bowl and adding in 1/8 teaspoon of hot sauce. Feel free to adjust the quantity based on your desired level of spiciness. If you’re a fan of a fiery kick, you might even want to sprinkle in a bit more! One of my personal favorites is Frank’s RedHot Sauce. Its tangy and robust flavor adds the perfect amount of heat to any dish.
- If you don’t have fresh parsley, consider incorporating some dried parsley. This ingredient adds a hint of freshness and adds visual appeal to the sauce. However, if you don’t happen to have any on hand, fret not! The dip will still be fantastic without it.
- Another optional ingredient that you can experiment with is mustard. Raid the refrigerator and find any type of mustard you have available. Whether it’s classic yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, or even a grainy whole-grain mustard, any variety will work beautifully in this dip.
- What to serve it with? One flavorful choice is to serve it alongside some crispy Deep Fried Pickles. The combination of the zesty dip and the crunchy exterior of the pickles creates a delightful contrast of textures and flavors. Serve it with Baked Carrot Fries or a scrumptious Baked Potato Fries.
- Whether you’re hosting a gathering, planning a cozy movie night, or simply treating yourself to a delicious snack, this versatile hot sauce dip is a fabulous addition. So, grab your favorite snacks, whip up a batch of this irresistibly zesty dip, and enjoy a burst of flavor with every bite!
Remoulade sauce is a classic condiment that originated in France and is commonly used in various cuisines, particularly in Louisiana Creole and Cajun cooking. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used as a dip, dressing, or accompaniment to a variety of dishes. The exact ingredients and variations of remoulade sauce can differ, but here’s a general overview of what it’s typically made of: mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, pickles, onion, celery, capers, herbs, hot sauce, garlic.
Remoulade sauce is a versatile condiment that can enhance the flavor of a wide variety of dishes. You can serve it as an appetizer with raw veggies like carrot sticks, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, cucumber. It tastes great with seafood, grilled meat, fried food, burgers, sandwiches.
If you still have leftover dressing after serving with deep fried pickles or fries, spread it on your sandwiches or tortillas, add some cold cuts, lettuce and tomato, and you can have a yummy lunch. Also, you can add it to baked chicken, pork or fish.
- In a large bowl Combine together mayonnaise, pickle, parsley, capers, mustard, horseradish, sweet paprika and hot sauce.1 cup mayonnaise, 1 pickle, 1 Tbsp. parsley, 1/2 Tbsp. capers, 1 1/2 tsp. mustard, 1/2 tsp. horseradish, 1/4 tsp. sweet paprika, 1/8 tsp. hot sauce
- Firstly, you can add 1/8 teaspoon of hot sauce. After that, try the sauce, you might want to spice it up. I used Frank’s RedHot Sauce which is my favorite.
- You can use dried parsley instead of fresh parsley or omit if you don’t have it.
- Also, you can add any type of mustard that you have in your refrigerator. Raid the refrigerator and find any type of mustard you have available. Whether it’s classic yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, or even a grainy whole-grain mustard, any variety will work beautifully in this dip.
- What to serve it with? One flavorful choice is to serve it alongside some crispy Deep Fried Pickles. The combination of the zesty dip and the crunchy exterior of the pickles creates a delightful contrast of textures and flavors. Serve it with Baked Carrot Fries or scrumptious Baked Potato Fries.
Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in September, 2020, it was updated with new tips in August, 2023.