Basic Sauce Ravigote

Condiments and Sauces

Recipe courtesy of My New Orleans, by John Besh

Makes 1 1/2 Cups

  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1-2 pinches cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper

Basic Sauce Ravigote


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Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Ravigoter in culinary French means to refresh, here with a dash of vinegar or lemon juice. It is used to enliven the flavor of anything from delicate crabmeat to a hearty standing rib roast of beef.



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