Recipe of the month 2 - home made Aïoli

Aïoli, a pungent garlic mayonnaise, is the classic Provençal accompaniment. Many local restaurants will have a dish called "Aïoli" and will make it a special on one day of the week, often Friday. "Aïoli" as a dish consists of a bowl of the aïoli itself with a piece of simple steamed fish (often haddock) and steamed carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and other vegetables. Simple, delicious and healthy!

Here's how you do it!


3 egg yolks

4 large cloves of garlic

150ml/5fl oz extra virgin olive oil

The juice of half a lemon.

Salt and pepper. 


1: Place all ingredients EXCEPT the olive oil into a blender. Blend until smooth. 

2: Keep the blender running at a slow speed, then slowly pour the olive oil into the blender in a stream until it forms a thick wobbly sauce. That's it!

You can add a little saffron or mustard powder at stage 1 to vary the taste a little.

Serve as part of a traditional Aïoli or on the side of our Pain de Poissons recipe!