Recipe For Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise

Use a selection of in season fresh green herbs to make this anchovy and herb mayonnaise. It can be used as a salad dressing for grains, as a dip for artichokes, and as an accompaniment to lamb or chicken.

Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise
Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise
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When I drive alone I often think of the words to a blog post. I don’t get very far as my attention is more on the road and so the blog post gets ‘written’ up to the first two or three paragraphs. I decided to speak out aloud one day, and dictate the blog post to Siri. This was the result:

Really learn something about very good driving car 16 maybe sitting next to me in the distraction in a detection in the car talking to me

Now, Siri might be an intelligent personal assistant, but she is not good at recognising where to put the full stops. And I did not remember to add them in when talking my blog post instead of thinking it. What I was on about was how easily distracted I am by having passengers in my car.

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I tend to lose my focus a little bit easier. I still concentrate on the traffic around me, but I might forget to turn. Or I cannot ‘see’ the map of the road in my head clearly. The first time this happened I probably cost us 20 minutes of extra driving. Had I not been trying to hold a conversation I would have remembered the alternate route. The second time was when I was trying to avoid the school run rush. I decided not to take the most direct route as there were too many cars at the robot. And ended up forgetting to turn into the main road. Which meant I was slap bang in the same road as the school. Two not so very good results. I did however have a very good result with this anchovy and herb mayonnaise.

Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise

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Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise

Use this as a dressing for grains or with some chicken fillets
Author: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 egg
  • 4 anchovy fillets roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 20 g fresh green herbs I used flat leaf parsley, coriander and mint
  • 5 mls verjuice
  • 250 ml canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to seas


  • Place the egg, anchovy fillets, garlic, herbs, verjuice and oil into a stick blender jug
  • Season generously and using a stick blender, blitz to make the mayonnaise *
  • Adjust the seasoning and refrigerate to use as needed


* the trick is to place the blender over the egg yolk and slowly raise it while blending


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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Anchovy And Herb Mayonnaise

  1. Love the sound of this Tandy but no idea what verjuice is and don’t own a stick blender. I’m guessing my small processer will do the trick. I find that if I take a walk, I often work out the words to my next blog post.

    1. A small processor would work perfectly, you just have to drizzle the oil in rather than do an all in one mix. Verjuice is a highly acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes. I use it here like vinegar.

  2. Hehe talk about multi tasking Tandy!! I don’t think I could while driving at all. Although I am a relatively new driver. I had an anchioade in Portland that was divine. I’ll have to give your version a go 😀

    1. The one trick is to make sure the yolk does not break and that you place the blender over the yolk. I have been making it this way for nearly 30 years 🙂

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