Quick Sauce

I found this recipe on Chef Jimmy Boswell’s facebook page. His food blog is here:http://www.tasteofhome.co.nz/ He is mainly a GF chef, but does have some low carb recipes.
The sauce is as follows:

Quick sauce.pdf (48.7 KB)

It works well to zip up that uninspired piece of meat or fish.

Sorry, had no idea it had just entered a link. Here is the recipe:

Chef’s Note: This “quick” sauce is one of the fastest, easiest, most useful sauces in my repertory. I
use it to brighten up Fish, Steak, Pork, Vegetables, Sandwiches and all sorts of dishes. It also works
as a base for tuna, egg or chicken salads.
½ – cup Mayonnaise with olive oil ( I have tried several and ALL work well)
1 – Dijon mustard
1 – tsp. coarse grained mustard
1- tsp. white wine or cider vinegar
1 Tsp. dried tarragon (YOU can substitute basil, oregano, thyme or ANY herb you like)
Combine ALL the ingredients and mix together until smooth. Simple as that!!

This sauce is very similar to an Aoili. I have a stick blender at home so I make Aoili all the time. It is similar to Mayo but is flavored. There are many variants but a core Aoili has oil, egg and lemon juice usually with garlic as a key flavor.

Quick Aoili

2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
1 egg
2 tsp lemon juice
1 c good olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper

Put all the ingredients (except olive oil) into the stick blender cup and use your stick blender to quickly blend the egg and other ingredients (just a pulse or two). Then pour half the olive oil in the cup and emulsify the mixture. Add more olive oil until you get a mixture with the desired consistency. I usually dump all the olive oil in and just blend it. Don’t overblend it.

You can add/replace the egg with mustard which will also act as an emulsifier. You can also replace the lemon juice with any kind of acid like vinegar. And you can add an infinite variety of herbs, spices and flavors.

ps. note this Aoili will last a few days in the fridge but is best used immediately.