Chilli and smoked pimentón aioli

Chilli and smoked pimentón aioli

By
From
A Year of Practiculture
Makes
250 g
Photographer
Rohan Anderson & Kate Berry

This is my go-to when I have a tray of crispy potato chips roasting in the oven, or to eat with fish, or with poached eggs and bacon in the morning. It’s a fairly handy sauce to have in the fridge and will last a week there in an airtight container. I like home-made mayo, but the punchy aioli really sparks up the meal with its heat, its smoky and garlicky flavour, and that lemony zing.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 egg yolks
250ml mild-flavoured oil, such as sunflower oil or a really mild olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
pinch salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon smoked pimenton
1 teaspoon home-ground chilli powder
or 1 teaspoon jalapeno chilli, finely chopped
or 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Method

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks until broken up.
  2. Continuing to whisk, ever so slowly introduce the oil to the eggs. You can start on a drip-by-drip basis and then work up to about a teaspoon at a time. The trick is not to add the oil too quickly or the mayo will split – meaning the egg yolk and oil won’t combine to form one uniform sauce, or emulsion.
  3. Continue introducing the oil and whisking until the mixture has a thick sauce-like consistency reminiscent of mayo from a supermarket ;-).
  4. Add the lemon juice, salt, garlic, cayenne and pimentón. Stir through and enjoy!
  5. Keep it in the fridge and eat it over the next few days.
Tags:
rohan
anderson
practiculture
whole
larder
love
sustainable
sustainability
grow
harvest
forage
hunt
seasonal
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again