Tuesday, November 6, 2012

my new favorite thing...

I have a confession to make.... I'm Greek.... and I hate olives.
No black ones, or green, or stuffed, or pickled, or on pizza, or in a salad, or on my sandwich, or baked in bread -- NEVER! No olives. None.


I know, I know. I get teased mercilessly on a regular basis. I've tried them all, and it's just not going to happen. Olives are evil, end of story.

My second (yet equally shameful) secret was that.... I'm from New Orleans, and I HATE spicy foods....

I don't know what happened, but in the past year, my use of cayenne in everything I cook has been on a serious rise. I don't know why, and I certainly can't explain it.... but I cannot get enough spicy foods! I crave them now. Very strange....

So this lead me to choose Skinny Taste's Spicy Black Bean Burgers as part of this week's menu (I made them yesterday, but froze them and haven't actually tried them yet, so that post is still to come). According to the recipe, the burgers are served with sliced avocado (SOLD!) and chipotle mayo. So in my attempt to prep for the week, I went ahead and made the chipotle mayo yesterday so I'd have 1 less thing to do the night we make the burgers.


Now, I know there are many of you out there who are mayo-phobic. Jack is one of these. You CANNOT tell him when mayo is in something, even though there are plenty of things he loves that contain mayo. To all of you who suffer from this affliction I say... GET OVER IT! When you add things to it, it changes! Just call it "aioli" and move on. This stuff is smoky and spicy and wonderful!

So I made a big batch of it and put it on sandwiches for lunch 2 days running now.

Chipotle Yum!

Roast beef & Provolone slider with Chipotle Aioli..... yes please! :)

No more boring sandwiches here!


3 Tbsp Mayo (I like Dukes, or Dukes light)
1/2 Tbsp Chipotle in adobo sauce

This is a rough estimate.... if you like it spicier, add more chipotle. If you prefer it less spicy, don't add as much. It's really a personal preference....and not really a recipe at all. :)


1 comment:

  1. Aioli, not mayo...aioli, not mayo. I'm gonna try! It would help if someone else was cooking it though so i didn't actually have to deal with the mayo! Does look yummy though :P