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Aioli garni

Australian Gourmet Traveller entree recipe for aioli garni

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 6
Aioli garni
Aioli garni

Ingredients

Platter
  • 9 kipfler potatoes, scrubbed
  • 9 biodynamic or free-range eggs (see note)
  • 1 kg cooked prawns
  • 9 radishes, tops trimmed
  • 6 baby carrots, tops trimmed and peeled
  • 2 baby fennel, trimmed and cut lengthways into 1cm thick slices
  • To serve: crusty bread
Aioli
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 375 ml extra-virgin olive oil (1½ cups)

Method

Main
  • 1
    For aïoli, combine garlic with a pinch of sea salt in a mortar and, using a pestle, crush to a fine paste. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in egg yolks and mustard, then add olive oil in a thin steady stream, whisking continuously until incorporated, adding a little warm water if aïoli becomes too thick. Season to taste with sea salt. Makes about 2 cups.
  • 2
    Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to the boil over medium heat and simmer gently for 12 minutes or until tender. Place eggs in a separate saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 7 minutes, drain and cool under cold running water, then peel and halve lengthways.
  • 3
    To serve, place aïoli in a bowl, arrange ingredients on a large platter and serve with crusty bread on the side.

Notes

Note Biodynamic eggs are of a high quality and are available from select greengrocers and health food stores.

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  • Author: Rodney Dunn