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Aioli Recipe

By SkinnyandMini | April 24, 2009

Aioli is a zesty garlic mayonnaise that’s used as a sauce, most often for seafood and shellfish, although it’s also great on green beans and potatoes. It’s made by slowly whisking oil into egg yolks and garlic.

* 2 garlic cloves
* 1 large egg yolk
* 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife. Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Combine oils and add, a few drops at a time, to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified. (If mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until mixture comes together, then resume adding oil.)

Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper. If aïoli is too thick, whisk in 1 or 2 drops of water. Chill, covered, until ready to use.

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