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Would you eat lime mayonnaise?

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I've seen a few brands make mayo with lime juice, and I'm intrigued. Would you eat it? And if so, on what? Seems yummy.

 
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  1. With any fish.

    1. Sure.

      It would pair nicely with chicken or a garlicky pork. Use it as a starting point for a riff on tartar sauce or as a condiment for sweet potato fries.

      1. I'd use it with fish tacos. Probably use it to dress the cabbage.
        I'm sure I've had a lime aioli at some point in my life. Seems similar.

        1. I make a lime -habanero mayo that's delicious.

          1. I think it would be good w/ turkey or chicken burgers that have some heat in them

            1. If you like lime, try it. Regular mayo is often made with lemon juice so it's not a revolutionary idea. Personally, I dislike lime intensely.

              1. Of course. I often make mayonnaise at home and pretty much use fresh lemons and limes interchangeably.

                1. Sounds good to me!

                  1. Sounds delish! As long as they used real lime juice and not some artificial flavoring.

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                    1. re: Kalivs

                      that would be my fear - it would taste fake and gross, like most lime or lemon-flavored things do, to me. making your own - even just mixing pre-made mayo with fresh lime juice is one thing....

                    2. Since lime and mayonnaise go in street corn, this sounds like a natural. Just add peppers and Cotija. I cheat on mine and squirt in Sriracha.

                      1. As a matter of fact, yesterday I mixed my Hellmans with lime juice and zest, for a turkey sandwich with avocado, tomato, Manchego cheese and cilantro.

                        1. I never knew McCormick was in the mayo business, as I've never seen it around here (Philadelphia.)

                          The concept is OK and, like meatn3 says, I might use it as a base for a tartar sauce. However, if McCormick prices it on the same scale as its wee herb and spice containers, the stuff must cost $30 a jar.
                          CP

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                          1. re: Chefpaulo

                            McCormick makes EVERYTHING.

                            Look here for some interesting products:
                            http://www.mccormick.com.cn/
                            http://www.mccormick.com.au/products....

                          2. I would, but I would make my own, for a stone crab sauce, blackened fish, spicy fried shrimp, a chipotle dip. There is nothing in that jar that can equal fresh squozen lime! Right now, Key Limes are in season, about $3.50 for a good size bag.

                            1. Mayo with (some) lime juice is common in several brands from Mexico, and has been for quite some time (1947 http://www.mccormick.com.mx/historia.php). I have bought and enjoyed Mexican mayo, though I don't currently have any. The distinct line taste is not strong.

                              MCcormick.com.mx mayonesas
                              http://www.mccormick.com.mx/productos...

                              Peruvians also like their mayo with lime
                              http://www.limaeasy.com/peruvian-food...

                              http://www.cuzcoeats.com/2013/10/mayo...

                              1. It sounds great! In fact, I already mix a little mayonnaise with some lime or lemon juice in with avocados and eat it with corn chips or on top of salad with grilled chicken. I learned this from a friend from California. (-: My friend from Texas thinks it's blasphemy, but I don't think she's ever actually eaten it.

                                I think it'd be very nice with boiled chicken on a sandwich (I get some fantastic sour dough baguettes from a local bakery), with some sort of green accent herb -- maybe fresh perilla leaf and a little pineapple. If you like coriander leaf, that would probably go with a chicken and lime-mayo sandwich, too.

                                I don't know if I'd actually buy this product, though. It's a great accent, but a whole jar of it would sit in my fridge for a very long time.

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                                1. re: MickiYam

                                  I've bought small jars (for camping) from Hispanic groceries (or the Mexican food aisle).

                                  1. re: paulj

                                    I also buy it at Hispanic markets, it's around $4-5 here.

                                    Thinned with lime juice it is great on fish tacos, it's good on sweet potatoes, brushed onto fish and then baked, with pureed chipotles in adobo mixed into it for a dip for quesadillas, etc. Useful stuff.

                                2. In a heartbeat!

                                  1. On a bologna sandwich, no! As a base for a dressing or dip absolutely.

                                    1. We have a lime tree so I use more limes than lemons. It is stronger than lemon so adjust accordingly.

                                      1. I like the idea of it, but i have never ever bought anything "lime" and had it taste.....like lime. I would just squeeze the fresh lime juice into plain mayo, probably for slaw salads on tacos, sandwiches, as a sauce for steamed artichokes...

                                        1. I make it to serve with bbq shrimp.

                                          1. This would be great on a grilled chicken sandwich with pepperjack cheese, avocado, pickled red onions & shredded iceberg.

                                            1. They dumped a bunch of it on the market a few years ago in Los Angeles (very cheap). I don't recall it tasting boldly of lime. I have access to juicy flavorful limes so I would just augment mayo with them if I wanted a real lime kick. I did buy it as my regular mayo during that period. Now I am devoted to TJ's organic mayo and add in flavorings as applicable. Vinegar from pickled ginger and some wasabi paste is a frequent flyer.

                                              1. Crab cakes!

                                                1. Old news in Old Mexico. It's been around for ages. It's good on corn on the cob and esquites among other things.

                                                  1. I have, many times. But I've never bought it, only made my own. SO good. Like others have said, great with fish. I also liked it in potato salad, egg salad, chicken salad, random sandwiches and wraps...

                                                    1. Lime mayo is fab. As is lemon mayo.

                                                      No need to buy special. Just add finely grated zest into ordinary mayo, maybe some juice as well. Works particularly well with fish and other seafood (although perhaps not oily fish)

                                                      1. Lime and jalapaƱo go together beautifully with fish, guac,
                                                        tacos, aioli, etc.

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                                                        1. re: VenusCafe

                                                          Oh yeah, baby!

                                                        2. Add some honey and thin it out a little...perfect salad dressing

                                                          1. I've made it at home. Not bad, really, adds some interesting tang in the right place.

                                                            1. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

                                                              This is great!

                                                              1. Sure.
                                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4167...

                                                                1. Why not unless you just don't like lime?

                                                                  There are at least 4 brands on the shelves here including one generic store brand at Fiesta Markets.