Remoulade Sauce a la New Orleans Recipe
Top your crab, shrimp, lobster, salmon dishes, or seafood po' boy sandwiches with this wonderful cold sauce that has its origins in France and was then popularized in New Orleans.
Serve this zesty remoulade sauce made from a family recipe with any boiled or fried seafood or on sandwiches for a classic Southern treat.
This is a fantastic remoulade sauce (not to be confused with the Southern regional favorite that originated in Jackson, Mississippi, Comeback Sauce. :) ) Wonderfully rich and full of flavor! I wouldn't change a thing about it. It does call for a number of ingredients, but it's absolutely worth the effort. Add the salt last, after tasting, as the olives and capers may make it salty enough for some tastes.
Very flavorful, with a kick! It did have a lot of ingredients, but went together quickly. I cut the recipe for 4 servings and it was much more than I'd make in the future. I took several of the suggestions, including putting it all in a food processor to begin with, using Dijon mustard and 1/4 tsp of Creole seasoning instead of the Creole mustard and using only 1/2 tsp of salt. I didn't have celery, green olives, and substituted 1/4 c of onions for the scallions. I did include the capers, and used a little less hot sauce than called for. Turned out very flavorful and went well with crab cakes. Will definitely make it again and try it with the celery and green olives!
This was very good, after I fixed it up some, there was waay too much Creole mustard. And I even put the right amount in, I had to add sugar, more mayo, and some garlic powder, just to prevent the taste from being so strong.
I've made this recipe several times now and while it is alot of work to put together, the end result is well worth it. My only gripe would be that it has somewhat of a bitter taste to it (I think from too much creole mustard). I used all the ingredients but the olives and only about half the amount of salt and Louisiana hot sauce. I also used capers just because I really like them (about two tablespoons). To counter the bitter taste of the creole mustard I use only a table spoon and a half of the mustard instead of two and I add some brown sugar to it (five spoonfuls). It tastes much better this way in my humble opinion. I would say it is 3 stars without the sugar and 5 stars with it. Yes the sugar makes a BIG difference!! I do not make this sauce without it. This is an excellent recipe and will taste much better than any shrimp sauce that you get at a restaurant. Enjoy!
What a wonderful blend of flavors! This recipe has a lot of flavors going on, so it can easily be tinkered with to suit individual tastes. For instance, hubby can't deal with "hot and spicy" so unfortunately I had to leave the hot sauce out. No matter--since I used brown mustard rather than Creole, I added a little Cajun seasoning, and that really gave this a boost of flavor to make up for not using the hot sauce. A teaspoon of salt seemed an awful lot to me so I used 1/2 tsp. and it was plenty salty enough. Unlike some others, I did use both the olives as well as the capers, the combination of which was a real flavor sensation! This was just perfect to serve with "Perfect Crab Cakes with Green Onions," also from this site.
Thanks for the great recipe! I left out the green olives because I didn't have any on hand. I also substituted a little jalapeno for the capers. Even without the capers and the olives, I discovered that it didn't need any salt. One other thing: It's very spicy if you use Sriracha. I love spicy food, so it was perfect for me. Those who aren't into spicy food, though, may want to dial things back a bit.