Ah, Spicy Mayo Dressing, the superstar condiment that has a reserved spot in my fridge! Whether I’m dressing up my sushi rolls, drizzling over grilled seafood, or simply jazzing up a salad, this creamy, spicy kick of a dressing never disappoints. Made with the ever-so-smooth Kewpie mayo and the feisty punch of Sriracha, this is one of those little kitchen magic tricks that effortlessly elevates any dish. And guess what? It’s so simple to whip up, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it at home all along! Ready to set your taste buds dancing? Let’s get mixing!
Why This Spicy Mayo Shines:
- Effortless Elegance: With just two main ingredients, this sauce is a testament to the magic of simplicity. Yet, it brings such a gourmet flair to dishes, making even the most basic of meals feel fancy.
- Versatile Vibe: From sushi to sandwiches, salads to seafood, this dressing drapes deliciously over almost anything. Its versatility is bound to spark your culinary creativity!
- Perfectly Balanced: The creamy richness of Kewpie mayo beautifully complements the bold spiciness of Sriracha. It’s a match made in flavor heaven, giving you that ideal yin and yang in every bite.
The Kewpie Craze: Why We’re All About This Mayo
You might be wondering, “Why Kewpie? Isn’t all mayo created equal?” Let me take you on a little mayo journey!
Kewpie mayo is Japan’s take on the classic condiment, and trust me, it’s a game changer. Unlike its Western counterpart, Kewpie is made primarily from egg yolks rather than whole eggs. This results in a richer, creamier, and more velvety texture that’s simply irresistible. The depth of flavor is accentuated with a hint of umami, thanks to a touch of MSG. Yes, I said it – MSG! That oh-so-misunderstood ingredient that’s naturally found in many foods, enhancing flavor without overpowering it.
The squeeze bottle it comes in? A pure stroke of genius. It allows you to get just the right amount without any mess. Perfect for drizzling, dolloping, or dousing (however you roll)!
Now, while I have a little mayo crush on Kewpie, I understand preferences vary. So, if you’re not quite on the Kewpie bandwagon yet, your regular mayo will work just fine. But I highly recommend giving this Japanese gem a try – it’s a little bottle of culinary magic.
Reverse Meal Planning with Spicy Mayo
Saucy Queries: Spicy Mayo Edition
- Is there a difference between Kewpie mayo and regular mayo? Absolutely! Kewpie mayo is creamier and has a tangier, richer flavor compared to regular mayo, thanks to its unique ingredients like rice vinegar and MSG. It’s the mayo that gives many Japanese dishes their signature taste.
- Can I adjust the spiciness level of the dressing? You bet! Feel free to play around with the amount of Sriracha you add. If you’re sensitive to heat, start with a smaller amount and taste as you go. On the flip side, if you’re craving that extra kick, add a bit more Sriracha to light up your taste buds.
- How do I store the Spicy Mayo Dressing, and how long will it last? Store your spicy mayo in an airtight container in the fridge. When stored properly, it can last up to a week. Just give it a good stir before using if it’s been sitting for a while.
- What’s the best way to use leftover Spicy Mayo? Leftover Spicy Mayo is like gold! Use it as a dip for veggies, a drizzle over grilled meats, or even as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. The possibilities are endless, and it’s sure to elevate any dish.
Some Steamy Suggestions to Pair with Spicy Mayo Dressing
- Tuna and Salmon Sushi Bowl with Spicy Mayo Sauce
- Shrimp and Avocado Buddha Bowl with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
- Charred Tomato Salsa Chicken Bowl
- Taco Buddha Bowl with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Dive into these dishes and discover how our Spicy Mayo Dressing can be the cherry on top – or rather, the spicy drizzle that ties it all together!
Spicy Mayo Dressing Recipe
Spicy Mayo: Yields ½ cup
- ½ cup Kewpie Japanese mayo or mayo of choice
- 2-3 tbsp Sriracha
- Place mayo and Sriracha in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge until needed.
- Lasts up to 1 week.