Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Saffron and Dill Mayonnaise, Plus Garlic and Lemon Mayonnaise

  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
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Directions

  1. SAFFRON MAYONNAISE: Grind 2 pinches of saffron in a mortar and add 1 tablespoon boiling water to infuse for several minutes. Stir this into 1 cup of mayonnaise. Serve with roasted red peppers and tomatoes, fried potatoes, Mediterranean soups, lentil or chickpeas.
  2. GARLIC MAYONNAISE: Coarsely chop 4 to 6 cloves garlic. Transfer into a mortar and pound with a pinch of salt until it turns into a paste. Stir into a cup of mayonnaise and add a little lemon juice to taste. Serve with chargrilled summer vegetables (eggplant, zucchini and charred red onion), a summer vegetable soup, or use as a dip for crudite.
  3. DILL AND LEMON MAYONNAISE: Add a quarter cup of chopped dill, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and lemon juice to taste to 1 cup mayonnaise. Serve with poached eggs, steamed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

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