This recipe for Easy Remoulade Sauce is perfect for dipping or slathering on a po'boy sandwich! With a tangy balance of sweet, salty, and tart, you'll want to dip more than just every piece of fried fish in it. Try your fried chicken in it too! It is sure to bring that little bit of Louisiana flair to your kitchen in no time.
Remoulade Sauce is a classic spicy condiment from Louisiana. It starts with a mayonnaise base that's kicked up with Cajun seasonings, whole grain creole mustard, hot sauce, and can also have grated fresh horseradish in it.
This is a classic creole sauce that is typically paired with fried fish. Of pretty much any variety. It closely resembles a thousand island dressing but is different than a tarter sauce that goes well with fish too. However, tartar sauce usually features fewer components: mayonnaise, chopped capers, and sweeter pickles like cornichons. Think of a Louisiana-style remoulade as a cross between thousand island and tarter sauce.
I opt for the addition of ketchup in my remoulade, I like the tinge of extra sweetness it adds. It also builds on the tartness of the pickles and capers. Most remoulade sauces rely on the paprika to give the color, here the ketchup boosts that as well, leaning mine toward a thousand island dressing a little more.
From there some other Cajun classics like creole mustard, Louisiana hot sauce, and Worcestershire pack this little sauce with tons of flavor!
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There is nothing particularly crazy or hard about making this Easy Remoulade Sauce. It is just about the easiest sauce to toss together.
I give the pickles and capers a rough chop, then throw everything in my mini food processor and blend for about 30 seconds. That is literally it!
You don't have to use the food processor, you could just finely chop the garlic, capers, and pickles and mix this all up in a bowl. Super easy!
Other uses for Easy Remoulade Sauce
This sauce is typically used for deep-fried battered seafood like crab cakes and po'boys, but there are so many more ways to enjoy it. Here are some ideas:
- Po'boy Sandwiches
- Spread on a burger (think McDonald's special sauce, its remoulade!)
- Crab cakes
- Fried Chicken
- Fried fish fillets
- Cocktail Shimp
- Fried green tomatoes