Aioli sounds fancy, doesn't it?
Well, it turns out it's not as complicated as originally thought. It's quite simple really.
As a general description, it is mayonnaise and stuff. This may not sound enticing anymore, but the "stuff" makes or breaks the aioli.
Good aioli will have a combination of both herbs and spices. 'Special sauce' (mayo and ketchup) from the fast food restaurants does not fall under this category.
Here is a quick an easy aioli sauce perfect for any meal.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 1/2 tbsp chopped green onion
- pinch of salt and pepper
To make this aioli, it's as simple as stirring each of the ingredients listed into a bowl together, then serve.
Experiment with a variety of different flavor combinations to create new aioli's. Spicy, herb-filled, and citrus aioli's are always good starting points.