Comeback Sauce

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Mississippi Comeback Sauce

Once you’ve learned to make mayonnaise, you’ll be able to make the best Mississippi comeback sauce, a southern classic. If you’re a fan of sauce Marie Rosé, Thousand Island dressing or Cajun remoulade, you’ll love this creamy, piquant, slightly spicy sauce. Comeback Sauce was created as the house dressing in a Mississippi restaurant. It’s great as a salad dressing and a perfect dipping sauce with anything fried (like hush puppies and southern fried chicken). It’s so good it’ll ensure your dinner guests comeback for more! Mississippi comeback sauce is even better the day after it’s made as the flavours have time to marry; it keeps for a week in the fridge. My comeback sauce recipe is quite restrained in the heat department, so feel free to punch up the chilli level with some extra cayenne, Tabasco or other hot sauce.

Makes about ¾ cup

Ingredients
  • ½ cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons strained lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 golden shallot, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • Pinch garlic powder
  • Salt flakes and freshly black pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz to combine well.
  2. Cover comeback sauce and refrigerate for at least an hour, ideally overnight.

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