Spicy Aioli: Quick And Easy Spicy And Creamy Sauce Recipe

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Your favorite hamburgers or sandwiches are incomplete if they do not have a mouth-filling creamy spread. Finding that perfect dip that goes well with your fries or crab cakes is essential. Hence, we bring you spicy aioli, which uses simple ingredients and does not take much time to prepare. This tangy spread will be your go-to dip for almost everything: chicken nuggets, fish tacos, grilled vegetables, or sandwiches.

Introduction To Aioli

Before we start, it is always nice to have a little background. The creamy texture of traditional aioli comes from mixing crushed garlic with olive oil. Other constituents include eggs with lime juice. 

If you notice, aioli is the same as mayonnaise regarding consistency and usage. Hence, why various kinds of seasoned mayonnaise are also known as aioli. The only main difference is their ingredients. 

Ingredients List And Their Substitutions

Here is a list of ingredients that you will need for a spicy and velvety aioli sauce:

    • Three-fourth cup of Mayonnaise: You can either make mayonnaise at home or buy it from the store. 
    • Two Garlic Cloves: We recommend using two fresh garlic cloves, which add authentic flavor to your sauce. However, if you cannot find fresh garlic, you can substitute it with half a teaspoonful of garlic powder. 
    • One Tbsp Lemon Juice: Instead of reaching out for bottled lime juice, adding a squeeze of lemon can genuinely bring out the best flavor. However, you can also use apple cider vinegar instead. 
  • Spices: To make your aioli flavourful, add salt and black pepper. Do not forget to add cayenne pepper according to your taste and how spicy or mild you want your sauce to be.

You can also use Siracha to make your aioli sauce spicy. Siracha is chili sauce, a spicy paste of chili peppers, sugar, vinegar, and salt. 

Preparing Spicy And Creamy Aioli

Making spicy aioli is straightforward. Once you have all your ingredients, you can start by adding all your ingredients into the bowl. Add your mayonnaise, mashed garlic, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, and mix them all together. 

Once your mixture is ready, you can cover it and store it in the fridge for half an hour. Doing this will allow all the flavors to combine. With siracha, you will only need mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Siracha. Add Siracha based on your spice tolerance. 

You can next use this dip as a spread for your sandwiches and hamburgers. Or you can serve it as a dipping sauce with chicken nuggets, french fries, veggies, roasted potatoes, hot dogs, shrimp, and more. 

Conclusion

Aioli is a perfect option if you are looking for a thick, buttery, spicy spread or sauce. Made from simple ingredients, it does not take much of your time to prepare. Also, it is versatile and offers several options with which you can combine this flavourful sauce, including chicken tenders, crab cakes, french fries, and more.