Allium schoenoprasum • Chives • In the Kitchen

Chives stimulate the appetite and promote digestions. All plants from the Allium species contain iron and vitamin A & C and are a mild antibiotic. Add as a garnish the flowers have the same taste as the leaves.

Rémoulade Sauce


  • 2 egg yolks
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Dry mustard
  • A couple of dashes of hot sauce
  • Fleur de sel or any other gourmet salt
  • 5 ml finely chopped chives
  • 30 ml finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 15 ml finely chopped anchovy
  • 15 ml Nasturtium capers
  • 30 ml chive flowers


  • For the mayonnaise – in a food processor place egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, hot sauce, chives and salt.
  • Scrape into a mixing bowl
  • Slowly add olive oil if too thick
  • Gently fold in parsley, anchovy and capers
  • Add chive flowers at service
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 days

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