The Creamiest Aioli

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The Creamiest Aioli

Two weekends ago, we had dinner with my husband's family. My mother-in-law is a fantastic cook, but she outdid herself with this creamy, garlicky aioli. She served parmesan topped grilled steaks on a bed of lemony arugula and baked potato wedges which we all dipped (and redipped) into the aioli. Heaven! We were all embarrassed by the degree to which we fawned over it. It quickly went from polite, to exuberant, to an eyes-rolling-into-the-back-of-our-head-style swoon. I couldn't stop thinking about it, so a few nights ago, I recreated the whole meal (including a double batch of the aioli). Here are the recipes: Aioli recipe via Baked potato wedges via The Barefoot Contessa Arugula salad with steak, shaved parmesan and lemon vinaigrette via The Barefoot Contessa


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by gabriela - gabale

mmmm I would love to try! Never did it before. thanks for sharing.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maxabella

Yummy!! That’s all I can think to say! x

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kelly R

the link to the steak salad seems to be incorrect … help? thanks, love the blog and the book!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Bec

I. Love. Aioli.

The first time I had it was in New Zealand and I’ve been trying to recreate that recipe ever since. I’m anxious to try this one!

LOVE your blog!!


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by CitricSugar

Okay, so based on your review, I made these recipes yesterday for supper as a mum’s day gift. Holy aioli! The whole meal ranks as one of the best I’ve ever made and I felt so accomplished. And sated.

Thank you for sharing the links. No thanks for ensuring that I will never be satisfied with any condiment not made from scratch ever again. :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jackie Donahue

I can’t wait to try this recipe for garlic aioli. I just had some hand cut fries with chipotle aioli at a restaurant called Small Plates with small hamburgers on pretzel rolls. It was the best :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by kim |

Funny, I made this last night. Slightly different recipe, but my secret ingredient is using an egg from my neighbor’s chicken—freshly laid. It really makes a delicious difference!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Nichole

Genevieve -

So glad it worked out! And it’s true … you COULD drink it. :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Genevieve

I made this for my mother-in-law on Mother’s Day, and I must thank you for making me look like a culinary genius. I received feedback in the form of ‘This aioli sauce is so good, I could drink it.’ Excellent, excellent recommendation.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Nichole

Ha! I made it YET again for my mom for mother’s day. Isn’t it the best? So glad you liked it!

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