Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible


Charred Lemon Aioli


  • Yield: Makes 1 cup
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  • 2 large cloves garlic, grilled on a toothpick or skewer, if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (sea or kosher)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, preferably Hellmann’s or Best Foods
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons grilled lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Step 1: Place the grilled garlic and salt in the bottom of a mixing bowl and mash to a paste with the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Whisk in the mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pepper.

Step 3: If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate until using. The aioli will keep for at least 3 days.

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