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Oregano mayo

  • 5 minutes
  • 12
Oregano mayo

This recipe is particularly delicious with Moroccan chicken drumsticks.


  • 1½-2 cups of your favourite mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2-3 teaspoons paprika
  • juice of half a lemon


  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, oregano and paprika and season with a squeeze of lemon juice. Stand at least 10 minutes for the flavours to mingle before serving. Taste and add more lemon juice, if wished.

Cooks Tips

Variations: - For a smoky flavour, try smoked Spanish paprika, however try with half the amount at first and allow 10 minutes' resting time for the flavour of the paprika to evolve before adding any more. The Spanish have three grades of smoked paprika: Dulce (sweet) - great with potatoes, rice and fish dishes. Agridulce (bittersweet) - ideal for meat, bean and game dishes. Pcante (spicy hot) - not as hot as it may sound and fantastic with hedonistic garlic dishes. A number of local companies also make smoked paprika. Keep an eye out for them, but use with caution at first until you get a handle on them. Many of these are available in the spice section of your local supermarket.

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