Both of my immersion blenders have been in storage for aeons. (AKA "stick" blenders.) Some months back here in the forum we discussed "Ratio" by Michael Ruhlman, so I got a copy and read it and got a whole lot of good cooking ideas from the book. (Thank you whoever brought it up!)
The day I read the mayonnaise chapter I made up my mind then and there that I would make home made mayonnaise some day when I had my stick blenders back. Well that day is today! I went over to my storage yesterday hoping to find the stick blenders somewhere near the top, but they must be down in the Jurassic or Cretaceous layers. I would have needed explosives to break them free and I think it's pretty safe to say the storage company has rules against that.
Next stop, Bed Bath & Beyond, and now I have two Cuisinart stick blenders! Maybe when I get my stuff unpacked I can use both stick blenders at the same time, one in each hand... I don't know what I'll do with the third one (a Hamilton-Beach) two speed. Hold it in my teeth? Get my dog to help in my cooking? Well that problem is moot at the present because the other two blenders are still fossilizing at my storage unit... (I wonder if they use iridium in stick blender manufacture. That would be a clue that I could find them at the K-T boundary...)
I can hear the audience now: "Greg, cut the comic act and get to the point!" Okay, okay, I'm still soaking up coffee and my blood stream has almost reached a normal operating level of caffeine...
According to Ruhlman the recipe for making mayonnaise is silly simple as long as you have a stick blender, so I have the necessary equipment and I've got plenty of eggs and EVOO, so making mayonnaise isn't going to be a problem.
I'm looking for a dinner entree suggestion that would benefit from home made mayonnaise. I suppose I could just make hamburgers--I always put mayo on my burgers--but I'm looking for something a little bit more sleek and sophisticated. According to the book, basic mayonnaise is just the branching off point, and that there are an almost infinite varieties of flavored mayonnaise to choose from, or make your own custom flavored mayonnaise.
I haven't yet made the choice of fins, hoofs or feathers but I guarantee some kind of animal is going to give up its all to contribute to my dinner enjoyment. How about some suggestions on what to cook that would go well with home made mayonnaise?
I assume I will get a winner idea later in this topic
and I can google a recipe to cook that entree, so there's no need to provide a full recipe in the topic, although suggestions about how to make the flavored mayo that goes with that dish would be appreciated. I'm assuming you (1) make home made mayonnaise, then (2) add one or more items to flavor it. I can google how to make mayo since I already returned Ruhlman's book to the public library.
So what shall I cook tonight? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!