This is the perfect foil for the Caribbean Pork Burger, but feel free to serve it with a pork roast, French fries, a wooden plank, steamed shrimp, grilled chicken or whatever you’re eating at the moment. It’s plain and simple, a great little sauce. Think of this sauce as the little black dress of sauces. Oh yes. And this little sauce is great on coleslaw or chicken salad, too. Toss in some diced mango and pineapple along with some chopped peanuts and you’re all set.
You know how The Goddess is always going on about Trader Joe’s™…well there is a reason. They have not only great products, but great prices, too. One such product is their Dried, Soft Orange Slices. They are wonderful on a cheese tray, or as a garnish on a drink, or finely minced and added to a mayonnaise-based sauce….
And Guava Preserves are just too good to relegate to toast. I use guava preserves as a glaze, brushed on ribs and I like to tame a sharp vinaigrette with it. I use Goya® Brand, but whatever is available in your area will be good, I’m sure.
This is too simple for words. Don’t be put off by what might seem like a long list of ingredients…this is stupid easy, as they say.
Dump everything together in a bowl, stir it all up, pop it in the fridge for awhile, so the flavors have a chance to dance and mingle. Note this uses both mayonnaise and Greek-style yogurt, which lightens it up a bit. You’ll want to make extra, so you have it at the ready. You’re going to use this on everything. This keeps for at least 10 days, in the fridge.
Spicy Caribbean Orange-Guava Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 container plain Greek-style yogurt (5.5 ounces)
- 2 sliced Trader Joe’s™ dried soft orange slices, very finely minced
- 2 tablespoons melted guava preserves
- 1 rounded teaspoon frozen concentrated orange juice
- 1-2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1/2 teaspoon onion granules
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed dried mint
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until well combined. This is best made at least a couple of hours before serving, covered and refrigerated. Mixture keeps well in the fridge.
Spicy Caribbean Orange-Guava Mayonnaise Recipe©Marcia Lahens 2018. All rights reserved.
That’s the whole bowl of goodness. I’m serving this with the Caribbean Pork Burger and Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. It screams summer, doesn’t it?