Organic lemon mayonnaise

I never used to be a fan of mayonnaise. I had only experienced it whilst eating out, usually being served it in  a large quantity, smothering the meal. I don’t recall the taste ever being that great, perhaps the ones I had were commercially made mayonnaises. Then I tried making my own, using organic, free range eggs, good quality local extra virgin olive oil, and my favourite whole grain mustard…..I was immediately converted! Now I make it regularly, and find it beautifully balances grilled white fish, wild-caught salmon, salads, ham, eggs and olives.

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Recipe: Organic lemon mayonnaise

Ingredients:

1 organic, free range egg yolk (at room temperature)

1/2 tsp organic whole grain mustard

a pinch of salt

1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. After you have separated your egg yolk from the white, place it in a bowl. Add the mustard and the salt, and whisk with a fork until well combined.

2. Pour in a few drops of the oil, and whisk well with the fork using a rhythmic stirring motion, until the oil is emulsified/completely combined into the egg yolk mixture.

3. Keep adding in small amounts of the oil at a time, then whisking after each small addition, until you have added all the oil. You should have a beautiful creamy yellow mixture.

4. Add in the lemon juice, and again whisk with the fork until mixed through.

5. Add to a meal of your choice and savour your lovely creation……

Note: this recipe only makes a small quantity since it is best eaten fresh, as it contains raw egg yolk. Use within 7 days.

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