Garlic Sauce is the epitome of sauces in close ranks with all the other sauces and chutneys we make here on the island. Basically a sauce used in our famous bake and shark it now has an island wide appeal and accompanies nearly every Trini dish possible.
I can't get enough of this sauce when I'm eating out and I believe everyone has their own spin on it. Some may have a different base like olive oil to start with, but somehow in the end when the emulsion is made it has that distinctive yet very appealing "garlicky" taste we all like.
Perhaps the sauce was just a local spin on the tartar sauce usually served at those English fish and chips restaurants. We may never know. But, as with most recipes the origins get lost over time and takes on a different persona in different cultures.
Garlic sauce with a simple twist
With that said here is a simple twist to the normal garlic sauce. We like to make it with mayonnaise as a base instead of the usual olive oil. It is as if you are upgrading the regular mayonnaise you buy at the grocery store. It tastes great and adds an extra zest to any salad.
I like this sauce because it helps me enjoy my salads a lot more since I became aware of the many benefits of garlic. A plain lettuce salad does not really scare me, but for me the the garlic sauce makes it taste even better. This garlic sauce also has the herbs I love (chadon beni and chive) and that is what makes it special. It is truly Trinierized!
Last post I made a salad and poured this garlic sauce over it and I have been getting emails for the recipe ever since, so for those who are wondering how I made it here it is. I hope you like it as much as I do. Here's Garlic Sauce my style; Trinistyle.
My Garlic Sauce Recipe
Do prepare the ingredients before hand. However, here is somethings that will be helpful concerning the garlic. Use fresh garlic. If you are now learning how to cook and find it hard to remove the cloves of garlic from the bulb, not it is quite easy. Just place the garlic bulb upside down on the surface and press down hard with the palm of your hands or with a broad knife if you may. Peeling the cloves is done in the same way with a broad knife. You can also crush the garlic a bit with the knife. If you don't have a blender, you can also mash the garlic to a paste. A good technique is to place a the garlic in a mortar and pound with a pestle.
7 cloves garlic
1½ tablespoons lime juice
½ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
3 leaves chadon beni
2 sprigs chive
Simply blend together all the ingredients in a blender. I used my Magic Bullet.
Now, this garlic sauce has an intense taste because it was finely minced in the magic bullet. If you had done it by hand or with a regular blender it would taste the same as it is raw garlic you are using. You have to be a fan of garlic to enjoy that garlicky taste.
I suggest you choose the freshest, firmest cloves of garlic for this recipe. It should not be soft or showing any signs of molding.
More recipes to come! See you soon.
- 7 cloves garlic
- 1 ½ tbsp. lime juice
- ½ cup mayonnaise preferrably low calorie
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 3 chadon beni
- 2 sprigs chive
- Simply blend together all the ingredients.
P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment for my garlic sauce recipe in the box below.
Hello, I'm a serious eater, avid reader, first time cook, tried this garlic sauce it was amazing. Simple yet delectable.Keep up the good work, cant wait to try some more things on this site.
This looks awesome. I can't wait to try it.
If this tastes like the garlic sauce on Maracas Beach, I'm gonna love you forever:-)
I am not sure the garlic sauce will taste the same as at Maracas Bay since we did our own twist to it; I added chadon beni and some lime juice. But you could still try it and tell me what you think.:-)
thanks 4 the recipe simple yet tasty
just tried your garlic sauce recipe, absolutely divine!
Thank you Tania 🙂
i have been looking for a garlic sauce for a long time. i cousin used to make a wicked garlic sauce but she migrated to the USA. im definately going to try your and let u know what i think
it is the best
Thank you Shurrine 🙂
Can this be made without mayonnaise as I don't like mayo ?
Yes it can. Will do it in the near future.
taste great thank you
How long can the garlic sauce, last out of the refrigerator?
Maybe a day or two but my best advice would be to make enough to last for your meal and or refrigerate.
This garlic sauce recipe is amazing! I didn't have any chadon beni to add but I bet it would have added an extra zing to it! All in all, it came out great with what I had! Will try another batch when I get my hands on some chadon beni. Two thumbs up!
Can i use apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice?
I wouldn't use too much. Just be mindful that it wouldn't taste the same as the original recipe.
I like the combination for this garlic sauce will try it soon
This was so good! Other recipes called for olive oil which I thought was unnecessary. Your recipe is on point. I’m ready to open up a business with this garlic sauce! It so good! Lol.
Thank you for the comment Trini Rhea 🙂
I made this sauce and had my folks wanting more.I recommend it for salads, dip and anything else you would use a great sauce for. Thank you Felix!
You're welcome Rhoda 🙂
What can I put in this to give it some shelf life.
Just make enough to last you within one week. Once you start adding preservatives to extend shelf life it wouldn't be natural anymore and probably wouldn't taste the same.
I absolutely loved this garlic sauce recipie. It is tangy, sweet and creamy all at once. A new favourite!
This recipe was simple and amazing.My garlic sauce was a hit with my homemade bake and shark my family loved it.
This is the simplest recipe ever. I can never make enough make enough for my family who just LOVE it. Thanks Felix. About to make another batch right now!
Was just what we needed for our homemade bake and shark during Covid. No need for shadow beni sauce as this was like the two sauces in one when the shadow beni was added. Used lemon instead of lime as that was what we had. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing 👍
Am not a fan of garlic sauce but I made this and it was amazing honestly tast really nice