Aioli for a Seafood Buffet

To make the garlic and chilli aioli:

2 egg yolks – preferably organic or free-range

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 level teaspoon sambal oelek (a chilli paste) – or any other chilli paste

Grated zest from a lime (optional)

100ml, 3½floz, 0.45 cup sunflower or hemp oil

100ml, 3½floz, 0.45 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper

You can leave the chilli out if you are not a fan of this pepper


1. Add the egg yolks to a bowl and whisk together. Add the crushed garlic, chilli paste and lime zest, if using, and whisk again.

2. Continue to whisk and add a few drops of oil to start with, and then the rest of the oil very, very slowly while whisking vigorously (if you add the oil too quickly the mixture will split).

3. Once you have added all the oil, season with some sea salt and black pepper.