Supercharge your appetizer game with this Keto Remoulade Sauce, a tantalizing blend that perfectly matches your favorite keto dishes, especially crab cakes.
This sauce combines the lusciousness of mayonnaise with the vibrancy of lemon, the kick of horseradish and the salty goodness of capers. It's amazing on seafood or as a dip for veggies.
This remoulade sauce recipe is: LOW CARB, KETO-FRIENDLY and GLUTEN-FREE.
Inspiration for this remoulade sauce recipe:
Is this Remoulade Sauce Recipe low carb or keto?
What are the ingredients to make this remoulade sauce recipe:
- Mayonnaise: Acts as a creamy, rich base that ties all the other flavors together; using full-fat, no-sugar-added mayonnaise ensures the sauce is keto-friendly.
- Lemon Juice: Adds a fresh, citrusy zing that cuts through the richness and brightens the overall flavor profile.
- Prepared Horseradish: Brings a sharp kick to the sauce, giving it that distinctive flavor.
- Hot Sauce (like Tabasco): Introduces a touch of heat and complexity, which can be adjusted to suit your spice preference.
- Paprika (smoked paprika recommended): Offers a smoky, slightly sweet undertone that enhances the sauce’s depth and gives it an amazing red color.
- Garlic Powder: Provides a subtle, earthy flavor that complements the other ingredients without overpowering the sauce like raw garlic tends to do.
- Red Pepper Flakes: Adds a spicy edge, boosting the sauce's heat factor and giving it a more dynamic flavor profile.
- Capers, Finely Chopped: Their briny, salty flavor adds a unique twist, contributing both taste and texture to the sauce.
- Shallot, Finely Minced: Offers a mild, slightly sweet onion flavor that adds complexity and rounds out the sauce.
What is remoulade sauce?
Remoulade sauce is a flavorful condiment, originally from French cuisine, that's typically made with mayonnaise, herbs, mustard, and spices. It's known for its creamy texture and tangy, slightly spicy taste.
What is remoulade sauce used for?
Remoulade sauce is versatile and commonly used as a dip for seafood dishes, spread for sandwiches, or a dressing for salads, giving a flavorful boost to various meals.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN REMOULADE SAUCE:
To start creating your own remoulade sauce, begin by taking a medium-sized bowl where you'll combine all the ingredients. The base of your sauce is mayonnaise, which you'll enhance with a splash of lemon juice for a bit of acidity. Add in the prepared horseradish and hot sauce, mix in some paprika, and for a subtle hint of earthiness, incorporate garlic powder.
Cayenne pepper goes in next, adding an extra layer of spice that you can adjust according to your heat tolerance. The finely chopped capers and minced shallot are then stirred in, contributing their distinctive flavors and textures. Finally, season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
Once all the ingredients are well-mixed, it's beneficial to let the sauce sit for a while, ideally in the refrigerator. This resting period allows the flavors to meld together and intensify. Your remoulade sauce is now ready to be served alongside your favorite dishes.
CREATE THIS REMOULADE SAUCE AT HOME
I've taken some pictures to help demonstrate how to make this remoulade sauce recipe right in your own kitchen. If you have questions, ask in the comments!
Why is it called remoulade sauce?
The term "remoulade" is derived from the French word "rémoulade," which is believed to have originated from the term "ramolas," meaning horseradish... one of the sauce's key ingredients.
Is remoulade sauce easy to make?
Yes, remoulade sauce is easy to make. It typically involves mixing mayonnaise with various seasonings and herbs, requiring no cooking and minimal preparation time.
STORING THE REMOULADE SAUCE
Once you've prepared the remoulade sauce, transfer it to an airtight container. This will help to preserve the taste and prevent any absorption of odors from the refrigerator. Store the sauce in the refrigerator, where it can be kept safely for up to one week.
It's important to note that due to the mayonnaise base, remoulade sauce should not be left out at room temperature for extended periods. If you have a large batch, consider storing it in smaller containers, so you only take out what you need, keeping the rest fresh.
REMOULADE SAUCE LOVES TO BE PAIRED WITH THESE AMAZING RECIPES:
Pan-Seared Cod: Experience the perfect harmony of flavors by pairing this buttery Pan-Seared Cod with the creamy remoulade sauce, enhancing the delicate taste of the fish with a rich and tangy complement.
Keto Crab Cakes: The combination of this remoulade sauce with the Keto Crab Cakes creates a match made in culinary heaven, where the spicy sauce perfectly accentuates the crisp, flavorful crab cakes.
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