Midnight (Medianoche) Mayonnaise

Approaching the penultimate grilling weekend for the American summer; I have recently provided updated recipes for Terryaki Sauce, Zippy & Sweet Mustard, and a pretty darned terrific new Honey Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.

Now; let us continue on the road to long weekend goodness with a revisit to one of my TOTAL faves in sauce land: Medianoche Mayonnaise! Medianoche (midnight, in Spanish) mayonnaise is usually added to Cuban sammiches late at night.


Y’know, I never really cared for Cuban sammiches. I did not mind the ham. Or the cheese. Or the pickle, or mustard; but, the lack of mayonnaise really ticked me off!

This simple little addition, though, puls it all together for me!

•1 cup mayonnaise
•1/4 cup Italian dressing
•1 tbsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste

Note 1: to turn this into a very nice salad dressing, add two tablespoons of sour cream and/or a bit of cream.

Note 2: I use this really nice, ALL NATURAL, NO FAKE INGREDIENTS Italian dressing mix, which you can order here. No gluten. No MSG. No GMO. But TOTALLY FLAVORFUL!

Directions are wicked simple.

Add the ingredients to a bowl, or the beaker of an immersion blender; then whisk or whizzz until well combined.

Transfer the contents to a jar, cover tightly, and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours until needed.

Note: this will be needed a lot!




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