#AtoZchallenge – A is aioli
When ever I host a dinner party the one thing that all of my friends request is aioli and a basket of warm crusty bread.
This creamy garlic mayonnaise is a traditional appetiser in Spanish restaurants. A basket of warm Spanish bread is bought to your table with a bowl of aioli and back in my wheat eating days I was the first person to dive in.
Nowa days I take my own gluten free bread to Spanish restaurants and I quickly take my share of the aioli before it gets contaminated with wheat crumbs.
Having never made mayonnaise before I thought this would be the perfect time to give it ago. I used a pale coloured rapeseed oil which gave the creamy colour, but you can use the oil suggested in the recipe below or perhaps a rich coloured rapeseed oil which will give it a nice dark yellow colour . It was surprising easy and I really enjoyed making it.
I know that not everyone has the time to make their own, so the recipe below is using shop bought mayonnaise. But feel free to make your own mayonnaise. I have included a link below to where I got my recipe.
If you would like to create your own little bit of Spain on a plate, this is how you do it.
This recipe serves 4
4 tablespoons of full fat mayonnaise or you can use light – the taste is slightly different if you do. I used homemade mayonnaise – the recipe was from BBC Good Food.
2 minced or crushed medium cloves of garlic or use one large clove
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Put the mayonnaise is into a small bowl. Add the minced garlic and lemon juice and mix together. Season with a good turn of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Mix together.
Chill until ready to serve. Ideal with warm crusty gluten free bread – or any bread of your choice.
Happy gluten free cooking 🙂