This Recipe includes
- Crushed garlic – the backbone of the recipe, crushed garlic is best. Garlic powder or flakes will not give the same effect.
- Red chillies – for spice
- Eggs – the egg yolks are used to bind the sauce together
- Olive oil – for a bit of lightness
- Mustard – dijon mustard is usually used in the traditional French recipe, but you can use whichever mustard you have
- Cayenne pepper – for more spice
Why we love it
If there ever was a sauce to tingle the nostrils, this spicy garlic sauce is it. It is a popular sauce in France, called the “rouille” and is meant to add flavor to boiled fish and white meats that don’t necessarily have a strong taste themselves.
And this spicy garlic sauce is very easy to make at home, with simple ingredients that everyone is likely to have at home. If you are ever looking for a sauce that packs a flavorful punch, without being overly spicy, this sauce is it.
Frequently asked questions
1. What to serve it with?
The French rouille is usually served with bouillabaisse, but you can also serve this spicy garlic sauce to accompany meat, grilled fish, or potatoes.
As a sauce, it can go with just about any finger foods from french fries and charcuterie, or even as a dressing in a burger.
2. Can you freeze it?
No, since it contains egg yolks, this spicy garlic sauce cannot be frozen as it will develop bacteria. (Some websites will tell you it is possible, but there is a long list of requirements to stop it from spoiling and to avoid getting sick.)
You can however prepare it a day or so in advance and keep it in the fridge, so that you don’t take any chances.
If you like this recipe
- 8 cloves of crushed garlic
- 2 red chillies
- 2 egg yolks
- 25cl (1 cup) of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- Peel all the garlic.
- Crush the garlic, chilli, and saffron together in a mortar with a pestle. `
- In a bowl, whisk in the egg yolks and gradually add the olive oil until you make a mayonnaise-like sauce.
- Add in the crushed garlic, chilli, saffron, cayenne pepper and dijon mustard, as you mix and whisk.
- Set aside once the rouille is smooth and serve when ready.
Adjust the spiciness of the spicy garlic sauce based on personal preference.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
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