Chef John's Tarragon Aioli

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The beauty of aioli made in the traditional method with a mortar and pestle is that a small amount of garlic can flavor a large amount of mayo. Also, this real aioli is so strong and powerful that you don't need half a cup of mayo on your grilled fish. Just a teaspoon of my version is so intense it will fully flavor a whole piece of meat or pile of veggies.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Crush garlic and salt together in a mortar with a pestle; add tarragon and continue crushing with the pestle until tarragon is pulverized.

  2. Stir mayonnaise and lemon juice into garlic-tarragon mixture until aioli is smooth; season with cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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