Looking for a zesty and creamy Scandinavian condiment to perk up just about anything? This Easy Danish Remoulade comes together in less than 10 minutes and features a unique and addictive combination of curry powder, chopped pickles and capers.
This Easy Danish Remoulade is made with pantry staples you are likely to already have on hand:
- Mayonnaise and skyr or Greek yogurt provide the creamy base of the sauce;
- Chopped pickles and capers bring a tangy brightness;
- Curry powder and Dijon mustard add a little heat and a complex spice profile; and
- Shallot and parsley provide freshness and a welcome, subtle texture to the sauce.
How to Make This Recipe
If you've got 10 minutes you can make this sauce! The process is very straightforward:
- Chop the pickles, capers and parsley and finely mince the shallot.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.
That's all there is to it! Big flavor for very little effort.
To ensure the absolute best Danish Remoulade EVERY time, I've got just a few tips and tricks for you:
- Find a curry powder you enjoy. The flavor of curry powder can vary widely, so take some time to find a brand that resonates with your palate. I personally like and use The Now Curry available from Penzeys Spices.
- Any briny dill pickle will work in this recipe, but extra points if you make your own Fresh Pickled Cucumbers and use them here. So delicious!
- There is no need to season the sauce with salt. Between the mayonnaise, pickles and capers, this sauce is usually salty enough without adding any extra. Be sure to taste it prior to adding any additional seasoning.
Remoulade is a cold, mayonnaise-based sauce of European origin. Many different countries have their own variation of remoulade, but most contain mayonnaise, chopped herbs, vegetables, pickles and/or capers and something to give it its characteristic yellow color, usually mustard, turmeric and/or curry powder.
This zesty sauce has so many delicious uses! It is a classic pairing for roast beef and is often generously dolloped on top of roast beef smørrebrød with crispy fried onions as a garnish. It is an essential topping for Danish hot dogs, along with crispy fried onions and pickled cucumbers. Danish Remoulade is also nice with fries, fish cakes or fried fish.
Absolutely! Simply make sure you use a vegan mayonnaise for the base and omit the skyr/yogurt and replace it with an equal amount of the vegan mayonnaise.
Store Danish Remoulade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Because it is mayonnaise-based, it does not freeze well.
I'm very excited for you to give this Easy Danish Remoulade a try! It really is a delicious way to bring a little Nordic flair to just about anything. Looking for recipes that call for remoulade? I've got you covered:
Easy Danish Remoulade
- ½ cup prepared mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp skyr or greek yogurt
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp capers coarsely chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped dill pickles
- 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- Place all ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir until fully combined. Store in an air-tight container in the refridgerator for up to 2 days.