The Cajun aioli, a spicy condiment that's packed with the abundant of flavors that tastes delicious as well. Additionally, it's easy to put together in less than 15 minutes. By serving as a dip, make onion rings, French fries, or shrimp skewers even more delicious.
Now, let's learn how to make this creamy and comforting Cajun aioli with few simple pantry ready ingredients. Effortless versatile sauce could sure to become one of your family’s favorite.
Are you eager to know why we love this Cajun dipping sauce?
Firstly, it does tastes creamy with rich aroma and with a hint of heat. Secondly, it is perfectly spiced up to enjoy with any type of food. Thirdly, adds a great texture and character the main dish.
Try this fabulous dipping sauce with your favorite appetizer, sit back relax and enjoy the evening with your friends and family. And try our other popular recipes like, Cajun coleslaw, Cajun hot chocolate.
The choices of serving are many, literally goes in as sauce for pasta, dressing for salad, topping for taco, dipping for fried pickles, shrimp skewers, or homemade French fries.
Forget about getting the dipping sauces from the stores, they're super expensive. And making at home is not that difficult as you think off.
Just whip up all the ingredients, a wholesome flavorful dipping sauce(same as this Cajun butter sauce) for seafood gets ready within few minutes.
To make this side dish flavorful as well as cost effective, I have made from the scratch.
Do not get intimidated with the word 'making from the scratch'. Here, it simply adding couple of ingredients more rather than adding the store-bought ready-made Cajun seasoning.
Ingredients and its possible substitution
Mayonnaise. I have used store bought mayo, I usually get from the nearby Costco. I feel its economical and handy. However, feel free to use homemade mayo, or vegan mayo.
Lemon juice. Brighten ups the flavors. Add in half a teaspoon of lemon zest for an intensified variation.
Fresh garlic and garlic powder. Cajun aioli recipe calls for both garlic powder and fresh minced garlic, because both have different values. They vary in texture and fresh garlic provides robust flavors. Aioli is known for its garlicky flavors, be generous is adding them both together.
Smoked paprika. We emphasis on smoked paprika, as it accentuate the dip. For extra heat, add in cayenne pepper if needed.
Onion powder. Works as thickening agent besides works as flavor enhancer.
Oregano. Its flavors are magnificent when combined with onion powder and garlic powder.
Dijon mustard sauce. Gives a punch and balances other ingredients in here.
How to make Cajun aioli sauce
In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients together.
Using fork or whisk combine until all the ingredient comes together.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and enjoy as a dipping sauce with any finger food.
Low fat. Do you stuck with calories involved, think of substituting mayo with light mayo, avocado mayo, olive oil mayo.
Vegan. Swap mayo with vegan mayonnaise for vegan variation.
For more flavors. Add in lemon zest, half a teaspoon can do wonders.
For more heat. Add a dash of cayenne pepper or minced jalapeno or other peppers of your choice.
Ways to serve
As a dipping sauce. Cajun aioli sauce compliments any finger food type including but not limited to crab cakes, fried pickles, French fries, onion rings, shrimp skewers, crab, grilled meat, shrimp party appetizer, potato wedges.
As topping. Squeeze over taco, burger, sandwich.
Recommended tools for making this aioli sauce
Mixing bowl. These are stackable and a basic tool that we definitely need.
Measuring tools. This comes as a set along with cups and spoons. Very convenient to use in any recipe.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard sauce
- ½ teaspoon oregano dried
- In a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, lemon juice, Dejon mustard sauce, dried oregano.
- Using whisk combine all the ingredient together.
- And serve as dipping sauce with appetizers.