Spicy Mayo is a quick and easy Asian sauce with mayonnaise, Sriracha and a secret ingredient makes it restaurant worthy to top all foods!
The next time you sit down to enjoy homemade Asian Peanut Noodles, Potstickers, or Chicken Satay, you should try drizzling a little Spicy Mayo on top. The mayo is creamy, savory, and great on top of everything from sushi to French fries, as well as any other kind of appetizer you can imagine.
Spicy Mayo is rich, delicious, incredibly popular in a variety of sushi restaurants, and even easier to make. As far as dipping sauces go, Spicy Mayo is more versatile than soy sauce and much easier to make at home. It goes well on all sorts of delicious recipes.
One of our favorite recipes to top with this spicy mayo is Korean Ground Beef. It takes a simple ground beef dinner to another level!
Spicy Mayo in Burritos
I know it sounds unusual, but if you make that burrito as described above and you will be the new best friend of anyone who tries it. It is, amazing.
You can also make a similar burrito with any of our super popular ground Chinese food recipes including Ground Orange Chicken (based on our super popular Orange Chicken recipe), Ground Kung Pao Chicken, Ground Mongolian Beef or Ground Korean Beef. Psst, check out the recipes below to see how it’s done.
Spicy mayonnaise is very common on sushi rolls because of how well the savory, slightly sweet sauce goes with the earthy taste of fish, but it also complements beef, chicken, and tofu. This Asian sauce recipe only has two steps, and it keeps fairly well so you can make it early in the week and use it as a condiment on your dinners and packed lunches.
The nice thing about using this Spicy Mayo recipe is that you can customize it as much as you’d like, so if you’re not a fan of overwhelmingly spicy sauces you can cut the hot sauce with more mayo. If you want to cut the flavor of mayo a bit without just spice you can even add in a bit of lime juice.
If you’re nearing the end of a sriracha bottle, this is actually the perfect time to make spicy mayo. You can store it in the bottle! You should make the sauce, wash the bottle thoroughly then pour it back in. You’ll have a built in squeeze bottle and an easy way to remember what the sauce is!
Secret Ingredient: Sesame Oil
The secret ingredient that makes this a restaurant level spicy mayo? It isn’t anything crazy, it’s a few drops of sesame oil! The complex flavors flavor the entire sauce with just a tiny amount of sesame oil. Once you try it, it will add a whole new depth of flavor to your spicy mayo you wouldn’t have expected but now you’ll never want to skip.
How to Make Your Own Spicy Mayo
- Combine mayonnaise, Sriracha and sesame oil.
- Let sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours before using.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Try adding in some lemon juice or lime juice. Stir well and shake the bottle you store it in between uses. The added citric acid or oils make the Spicy Mayo have a more complex flavor, which compliments a whole variety of main dishes.
Try adding a little bit of Korean gochujang, sriracha hot sauce, chili sauce, bbq sauce, soy sauce, or Thai peanut sauce to your Spicy Mayo. Based on what kind of food you’re making, adding a few drops of sauce to the Spicy Mayo can alter the flavor and make it complement the rest of the meal better.
How to Store Spicy Mayo
- Serve: Do not leave Spicy Mayo at room temperature longer than 2 hours. It is best to refrigerate until serving and return to the cold as soon as the portion has been used.
- Store: Seal up the Spicy Mayo in an airtight container or empty ketchup bottle and keep it in the fridge. The Spicy Mayo should stay good for up to about a week before you should throw it out and make some more.
- Freeze: It is not recommended to freeze mayonnaise or any recipe with mayonnaise as an ingredient.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
- Combine mayonnaise, sriracha and sesame oil.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before using.
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