Cooking Tapas style – Alioli

Aioli , derived from alh for ‘garlic’ +  òli for ‘oil’ , is a traditional sauce made of garlic , olive oil and lemon juice. Some recipes add egg yolks but for those who would rather add mustard even that works . In Spain , it is commonly made with the addition of tomato and is usually served at room temperature.

It can be served with seafood , fish soup , croutons , potatoes , cauliflower, raw tomatoes , zucchini or even snails and mollusks.

Recipe (serves 8) :

Ingredients : 

– 3 cloves garlic

Alioli

– salt to taste ( please use lesser if using mustard instead of eggs)

-1-2 egg yolks ( or 1.5 tablespoons of mustard)

– 2 cups or 500 ml of Olive Oil

– 2 table spoons of white wine vinegar or lemon juice

Preparation :

  1. Crush the garlic with a little salt to a paste in a mortar.
  2. Transfer to bowl and add egg yolks / mustard.
  3. Stir lightly with a whisk and then gradually whisk in the oil , 1-2 teaspoons at a time until about a quarter has been added to the bowl. Then whisk in the remaining oil to create a mayonnaise type of creamy paste.
  4. Then add the vinegar / lemon juice with 1-2 tablespoons of warm water.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

We suggest you try this recipe with Dolce Vita Olive Oil and Mild Dijon Mustard available at http://www.chenabimpex.com and through retailers across India. For further information write to : sales@chenabimpex.com

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