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Flavoring mayonnaise for lobster

I love the use of reduced lobster stock in this simple recipe: http://nyti.ms/REWmuE. What would you consider using to flavor the mayonnaise if you didn't want to serve it plain? There are no other major flavors to consider. Not too spicy - my good friends are older and don't want to risk giving anyone indigestion. Thanks

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asked almost 6 years ago

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cookbookchick
added almost 6 years ago

Maybe a little fresh tarragon?

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sdebrango
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added almost 6 years ago

I agree with cookbookchick, I add lemon zest and tarragon often to flavor the mayo.

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

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added almost 6 years ago

I like fresh basil in mayo and would use the lemon juice rather than the vinegar in your recipe.

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bugbitten
added almost 6 years ago

Lobster is so neutral that I think you could use any fresh herb or a combination. Just taste as you go. My own choice of herbs would depend on what I had in mind for the sides.

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

Saffron works for me with lobster.

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bugbitten
added almost 6 years ago

Pierino, would that be saffron in the mayo or in the bouillon? Also Happy Holidays.

pierino
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added almost 6 years ago

You could do it either way. Saffron disolved in bouillon brings out a nice color. But it's fine in the mayo if you are making it from scratch. I don't know all the details of the recipe so.... And yes, happy holidays back to you as well.

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bugbitten
added almost 6 years ago

Double ditto.

Sam1148
Sam1148

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added almost 6 years ago

IMHO..Lobster is best served with clarified butter.
If you're steaming it...add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the steaming water as a back note for the lobster. I know this doesn't answer your question---But I like classic lobster.

If you have a few little dipping bowls (Japaneese style like you'd get at tempanyaki place). You could both..or three. A ginger, mustard, soy sauce; a Flavored mayo; and clarified butter.

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Sam1148
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added almost 6 years ago

IMHO..Lobster is best served with clarified butter.
If you're steaming it...add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the steaming water as a back note for the lobster. I know this doesn't answer your question---But I like classic lobster.

If you have a few little dipping bowls (Japaneese style like you'd get at tempanyaki place). You could both..or three. A ginger, mustard, soy sauce; a Flavored mayo; and clarified butter.

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bigpan
added almost 6 years ago

Use whatever you like (above) in the mayo. If you want it to have a pink-rosey color like the lobster shells, add in a bit of carrot juice !

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Pegeen
Pegeen

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added almost 6 years ago

Thanks, everyone, for all the good ideas. I like the idea of offering some options!

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