Foodie Vocab Lesson #3: Remoulade

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: remoulade (noun). Please choose the most appropriate definition for a remoulade. (No cheating!)

a.) Pungent sauce or dressing made with mayonnaise, mustard, capers, gherkins, herbs, anchovies.
b.) A sweet, creamy chocolate mixture, typically used as a filling or a frosting.
c.) A light, fluffy mousse tart that originated in France.
d.) Shredded or finely cut vegetables or herbs used especially as a garnish.

seductioncrabcakes

If you chose a.) Pungent sauce or dressing made with mayonnaise, mustard, capers, gherkins, herbs, anchovies, then you are correct! This popular condiment was invented in France and often accompanies seafood dishes like these crab cakes by Seduction Meals, or even fried foods like Fried Green Tomatoes.

Fennel Remoulade by Cook Almost Anything
Looking to make a special meal more sophisticated? Cook Almost Anything makes a fennel side dish topped with remoulade. The best part is you can really be creative with remoulades.  Add in your favorite herbs, or your favorite seasonings. Here are some recipes to get you started:

Remoulade Recipes:
Remoulade Sauce
Fried Catfish with Remoulade Sauce
Shrimp Remoulade

This week’s definition of remoulade came from the Chicago Tribune. Tune in next week for more foodie vocab lessons!

Past Foodie Vocab Lessons:
Panzanella
Verrine

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  • http://simplyscrumptiousfoodie.com Jessie

    I had no idea what Remoulade was. I learned a new food word today!

  • http://www.foodista.com Desiree@foodista

    Well I learned something new today! I enjoyed your post and I would love to direct our Foodista readers to your blog. If that’s okay with you, just add your choice of widget to this post and you’re all set! Your photos and ideas for using remoulade are fantastic, by the way!

  • Nancy Collver

    On Bravo’s Top Chef, Marcel made a turkey remulade – pounded turkey breasts filled with herbs, spices, veggies. Then rolled & secured with skewers &/or tootpicks. I though that was a remulade.

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