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Spicy Remoulade Sauce

Spicy Remoulade Sauce 16.000

Peggy Cormary for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Jul 6, 2022

This spicy and tart remoulade is similar to the one served at Brigtsen’s Restaurant in New Orleans. If you prefer a milder sauce, reduce the horseradish and hot sauce.

Total time: 20 mins

Storage Notes: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


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Tested size: 16 servings; makes generous 3 cups

  • 1 1/2 cups (about 7 ounces or 4 large ribs) chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces or 3 large) chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup Creole or stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or another neutral oil

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In a food processor, combine the celery, scallions, parsley and garlic, and pulse until finely chopped. Add the mustard, ketchup, lemon juice, horseradish, red wine vinegar, sweet paprika, yellow mustard, hot sauce and salt and pulse until well combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the processor bowl, if necessary. With the machine running, add the oil in a thin stream until fully incorporated.

Transfer to a lidded container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe Source

Adapted from chef Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

Tested by Ann Maloney.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (3 tablespoons): 42

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 4g 6%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 132mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates: 2g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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