Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Recipe -- Lemon Garlic Aioli

1 small glove garlic, peeled
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
575 ml good quality extra virgin olive oil
fresh lemon juice, to taste

1- Use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic into a paste with a bit of sea salt.
2- Place the egg yolk and mustard in a bowl and whisk, then start to add the oil a bit at a time. 
3- When the mixture thickens add the lemon juice, then keep adding the oil until you have reached the desired consistency.
4- Mix in the garlic, taste and season with additional lemon juice, salt and/or pepper if needed.

Where I live, in Edmonton AB, there is a store called Evoolution that sells infused olive oils.  This is a great way to add flavor to your aioli.  You can also add fresh minced herbs or a bit of hot sauce at the end of the preparation to make an aioli to suit almost any dish.

(This recipe is a modified version of an aioli recipe by Jamie Oliver.)

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