The Carolina Housewife tells us that the sauce “should look perfectly smooth. . . . With shrimp or oysters, a little red pepper rubbed in is an improvement.”
Make sure all ingredients and equipment are at room temperature. Use a large heavy mixing bowl or put a wet towel under a mixing bowl in the sink so that it doesn’t move around while you are making the sauce: you will need both hands.
Place the egg yolk in the mixing bowl and whisk until it is light in color. Add the salt, cayenne, and
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