California Central Coast Recipes

Chili Chipotle Aioli

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Chili Chipotle Aioli is not a true aioli, but actually more of a flavored mayonnaise --but who is quibbling this is a great sauce for anything grilled. The key ingredient is the chili chipotle. Chili Chipotle is a smoked pepper usually canned in adobo sauce. Combined with mayonnaise, fresh garlic and a little fresh lemon juice it creates the perfect topping for a Grilled Portobella Mushroom and Vegetable Sandwich.

You can vary the amount of chili chipotle pepper and garlic to taste. Just remember a lot of the heat of a chili pepper in in its seeds, so remove the seeds if you want to tone down the hotness of the chili without losing the smokiness of the chipotle pepper.


www.theromantictable.com ©2018, Chili Chipotle Aioli
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:
MAKES 8 SERVINGS.
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Ingredients.

1 cup Mayonnaise
1 clove Garlic , minced
1 medium Chile Chipotle , seeded and chopped
1 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice


Preparation Directions.

Makes 1 Cup

1 Combine the minced garlic, chopped and seeded chili chipotle and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse a few seconds.

2 Add the mayonnaise and pulse a few seconds more to evenly mix all the ingredients. Taste and add a little more chili or garlic to taste.


Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This is great sauce for grilled meats and vegetable sandwiches - especially when serving with a robust red wine like a young Zinfandel.

A tip from Sue!

Mark perishable ingredients

When ever you bring home a brand new spice, oil, vinegar, flour, sugar or other perishable ingredient, mark the bottle/container with the day’s date with a felt tip pen. Most "permanent markers" will write on just about any container.

That way if you don’t use it very much, but it’s been opened, you know how fresh it is. For an important meal don’t “submarine yourself” by using past expiration ingredients that have long lost their fresh taste and flavor.