One of the items out this week is our Salmon Patty with Mustard Aioli, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans. Have you heard of aioli before but weren’t quite sure what it was? We’ve got you covered:
• The word “aioli” is a compound of the French words for “garlic” and “oil”.
• Traditionally, aioli is made by crushing garlic and then emulsifying it with olive oil and salt until it’s fluffy.
• Some refer to aioli as a cousin to mayonnaise since some variations include eggs along with the garlic and olive oil - which is the basic recipe for mayo.
• These days, it’s common to see a flavored mayo mixture referred to as aioli. The definition is pretty loose and that’s ok because it’s usually delicious.
• So basically, mayo + some other flavoring = aioli.
• French-style aioli typically has mustard added. Spanish-style aioli does not.
• You can use it as a dip for fries, dressing for salad, drizzle on broccoli, or a burger topping.