NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 16: Gordon Ramsey speaks onstage during the 26th Annual Webby Awards on May 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)
Gordon Ramsay's Secret For
An Elevated
Chipotle Mayo
By Camryn Teder
According to a 2022 YouTube video by Gordon Ramsay, one secret ingredient can elevate the most ordinary chipotle mayo to an even higher degree. Ramsay says that the difference between a run-of-the-mill chipotle mayo and a memorable, delectable chipotle mayo hinges on a small addition to the condiment.
Adding an ingredient like honey to a spicy dish may seem counterintuitive to the uninitiated home chef, but by and large, chipotle mayo packs a lot of heat. Gordon Ramsay explains in one YouTube video that sugars are used to help neutralize intense flavors in hot, peppery meals.
In addition to Chef Ramsay's use of mayonnaise and honey in his dip, he also mixes in a spoonful of spicy Dijon mustard and, of course, the essential smoked chipotle paste. Chef Ramsay's honey trick can work for any spicy dish, so whatever the recipe, remember that sugar could be the saving grace of your next meal.