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poultry essentials: awesome dipping sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

One of the advantages of being a closet insomniac is that you get to spend all night in the kitchen playing mad scientist. I call this a poultry dipping sauce; however, you could probably use it with fish. I do not think it would work with beef or pork. In addition, it is assembled with ingredients that you likely have available in your cupboards, and fridge. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For poultry essentials: awesome dipping sauce

  • 1 c
    mayonnaise, plain variety, i prefer duke’s
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    water, filtered, if you have it
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, unseasoned
  • 1 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder, or 1 clove of baked garlic
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • frank’s hot sauce, to taste

How To Make poultry essentials: awesome dipping sauce

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    Sweet versus Smoked Paprika There are many varieties of paprika, but the one that I felt did not work with this dipping sauce was smoked. Do not use smoked paprika. I found that sweet worked the best.
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    Store Bought versus Homemade Two of the ingredients in this recipe are easy to find at the grocer, and you probably have them in your fridge or pantries: Mayonnaise and ketchup. If you have some time on your hands, you might want to try homemade. They taste better and do not have all those nasty preservatives in them. Here are two recipes that I use to make those condiments: Ketchup Mayonnaise If you are using store-bought ingredients (mayonnaise, ketchup), then this recipe will last 2 – 3 weeks tightly covered in the fridge. If you are using homemade condiments (no preservatives), then it will last about a week.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place all of the Main Ingredients into a mixing bowl.
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    Whisk together until smooth.
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    Add salt, white pepper, and hot sauce, to taste.
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    Cover and let rest overnight in the fridge before using.
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  • So yummy
    I made some chicken tenders and used this sauce… Awesome. Enjoy.
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