Recipe of the month 2 - home made Aïoli
Aïoli, a pungent garlic mayonnaise, is the classic Provençal accompaniment. Many local restaurants will have a dish called "Aïoli" and will make it a special on one day of the week, often Friday. "Aïoli" as a dish consists of a bowl of the aïoli itself with a piece of simple steamed fish (often haddock) and steamed carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and other vegetables. Simple, delicious and healthy!
Here's how you do it!
3 egg yolks
4 large cloves of garlic
150ml/5fl oz extra virgin olive oil
The juice of half a lemon.
Salt and pepper.
1: Place all ingredients EXCEPT the olive oil into a blender. Blend until smooth.
2: Keep the blender running at a slow speed, then slowly pour the olive oil into the blender in a stream until it forms a thick wobbly sauce. That's it!
You can add a little saffron or mustard powder at stage 1 to vary the taste a little.
Serve as part of a traditional Aïoli or on the side of our Pain de Poissons recipe!