Basil-Garlic Aioli


Ingredients: 1 local farm-fresh egg 3 cloves of garlic 1 cup light olive or canola oil Zest and juice from one lemon 20-40 basil leaves, sliced thinly Sea salt and pepper to taste

Method: Put egg, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Continue blending on medium-low speed and very slowly add the oil.  The mixture should emulsify and become fluffy like mayonnaise, but you can use it when it's still creamy and runs a little.  The texture is really a matter of preference.  Transfer the aioli to a bowl.  Stir in the sliced basil leaves. Add more lemon juice and seasonings if necessary.