Shop Watch with Rose Lloyd
Don’t you wish that someone would let you know where to find some of the best products that are around at the moment? Not only ingredients but other great products in our store; garden plants that are not only cheap but of fabulous quality; kitchen utensils that are indispensable; cookware that is chosen for its performance; packaging that is unique.
My column is a very personal look at what I think are the best things around and may be very eccentric. But it is my little black book of things I would recommend to friends. My Shop Watch.
Could pass for a home-made mayonnaise
I always like to keep some mayonnaise in the fridge for when I need a small quantity for sandwiches, or making a blue cheese dressing, or a quick Marie Rose sauce for prawns. The taste never quite matches your own but the convenience aspect wins out. But now I have found this tub of Delouis fresh natural mayonnaise in the chiller cabinet in Waitrose, made with free range eggs, which could truly pass as home-made.
The list of ingredients reads the same as a traditional recipe for mayonnaise: sunflower oil, Dijon mustard, egg yolk, white wine vinegar, salt, fresh lemon. It has a lovely eggy taste and that slippery emulsified appearance which would happily fool anyone. Stir some dill through it and serve with some cold poached salmon for a Spring lunch. Even better, now the season is under way, serve it with asparagus for a simple starter or a quick lunch.
Sainsbury and also Waitrose stock a version of it in a jar, which I find handy to have in as well for just dipping in and out of, but the chilled version is the one to go for if you want to dollop it out into a bowl and pretend you have been hard at it with the balloon whisk!
Great for the asparagus season.
Delouis Mayonnaise 190g: £2.00
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Rose Lloyd, an accomplished cookery writer and friend of our website, has agreed to be out and about on our behalf and then inform us what are really good quality items to go for. This means a great deal to me personally as over the years I have witnessed some truly wonderful ingredients that get delisted because not enough people know about them. Smaller suppliers are often ousted by the big guys who have the marketing match clout but often inferior products.
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