John P. from Burlingame, California came up with a REALLY unusual recipe that I want to share with y’all. This is what he said when I asked him if he had a Chicaoji recipe. RW
“I do have a recipe for you. It’s a super simple one, once you obtain the 3 ingredients, that is, but amazing if I might say so myself.
I put it on everything and make lots to give away.
Here ya go:
- 1/3 Chicaoji Sauce
- 1/3 Kewpee Mayonaise
- 1/3 (or less, depending on how runny you want it) Yuzu Juice
I riff’ed it up while messing around in the kitchen one evening. It just clicked.
Now, I can’t live without it on things like:
- Fried Okra, or fried anything
- Grilled Asparagus
- Roast veggies of any type
- Fish of any type and cooking style
- Anything where you might use mayo or a sauce”
The ingredients for John’s recipe can be found online. I had to look up both ingredients that were not Chicaoji!
Kewpie Mayo is apparently the go-to mayo for master chefs. (Not surprisingly, I’d never heard of it!)
Yuzu Juice is a really interesting food that is common on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a variety of citrus that is considered to have some health benefits. Here’s a LINK to some info I found about the benefits. John even has a Yuzu growing at his Bay Area home.
Now not everyone is going to have Kewpie Mayo and Yuzu Juice on hand but you can get the idea from John’s recipe. Please do let me know if you come up with substitutes and or any “recipe riff” of your own.
Thank you, Randall
Megan from Lopez Island shared this recipe and I’ve quoted her below:
“So the original recipe I found online but used different ingredients of course so I changed it and ran with the change bc I loved it sooooo much!!! so I can only take credit for my version of it but yes you may use my name if you would like, thank you for asking.
I call it
Chicaoji Cream Sauce
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 2-3 tablespoons of Chicaoji
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
I know that all sounds soo odd together but it’s amazing. I make a full jar of it anytime I make it so I double if not more that recipe. Also, I don’t measure it out anymore. But it’s easy to tweak if you like it spicer or sweeter or more tang just adjust each portion as the individual prefers.
Hope that all makes sense.
I use it on veggies (both as a dip or drizzle), on salmon (plain or teriyaki), on chicken, in wraps or sandwiches, on my egg breakfast sandwiches or burritos. I just love it on everything!!!!
Hope you enjoy it!!! I’d love to hear what you think if you try it.”
I shared Megan’s recipe in the Chicaoji Newsletter so she received her free 12 oz bottle of Chicaoji.
from Paul N.
- 1/4 cup Chicaoji
- 1/4 cup White Wine
- 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
Marinate for 30 min-1 hour, grill, enjoy.
Peel pineapple and slice the whole fruit into “wheels”
Lay out pineapple on grill and brush/spread on the Chicaoji
Flip wheels and do the other side, if you want
Grill as long as desired (We like to blacken the pineapple a bit)
This makes a great cold snack for the next day
from Tina A.
1 part Chicaoji + 2 parts blackberry jam (or raspberry) = the best BBQ sauce ever!