California Central Coast Recipes
Chili Chipotle Aioli
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.
Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time:
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 clove Garlic , minced
1 medium Chile Chipotle , seeded and chopped
1 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
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.
This is great sauce for grilled meats and vegetable sandwiches - especially when serving with a robust red wine like a young Zinfandel.