Allioli a la Catalana (V)

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Allioli is the traditional Spanish garlic sauce.

This recipe is for the traditional hand-made allioli (Garlic mayonnaise). If you don't have 20 minutes of mortar and pestle time available, you might want to take the short-cut and try our garlic sauce recipe that uses an electric mixer. However if you have the time and need some therapy, read on

Allioli a la Catalana (V)
Calories per serving:28
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013

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  1. Add the salt and garlic cloves to a large round mortar and smash the cloves into a smooth paste
  2. Add the lemon juice to the garlic paste
  3. Then, drop-by-drop, add the olive oil, crushing the paste, turning the mortar as you go
  4. Don't add the next drops of olive oil until the last have been completely amalgamated into the paste
  5. After about 20 minutes you should have a sauce the consistency of a very thick mayonnaise.
  6. If it is too thick, you can add a drop or two of water to thin it out


This recipe makes 1 cup of alliloli

Chef's notes

Don't add the oil too quickly.

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