7/ Habanero Aioli

My favorite accompaniment for a hamburger, tuna burger, BLT or oven-roasted wedge fries.

With a large balloon whisk, whisk together in a medium bowl: 

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 chopped habanero chili, no seeds
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice or tarragon vinegar

While vigorously whisking, add in drops at a time: 

  • 6 oz light olive or canola oil

The key to making a perfect mayo is being patient adding the oil initially as you whisk: Drop by drop. I find red-table cloth Italian restaurant oil & vinegar bottles the perfect tool for this. You can shake them pretty hard and get a steady stream of drops perfect for emulsifying a mayonnaise.