ai·​o·​li | \ (ˌ)ī-ˈō-lē How to pronounce aioli (audio) , (ˌ)ā-\

Definition of aioli

: a mayonnaise flavored with garlic and sometimes other ingredients (such as red pepper)

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The result is a menu with crispy fried oysters with bourbon-barrel soy mash aioli; squid-ink fusilli with chorizo sausage, blue crab and saffron coconut butter; and fermented pork belly with crispy sticky rice cake and shallot kimchi. Houston Chronicle, "Austin, Waco, New Orleans and more: An easy guide to easy getaways from Houston," 10 May 2018 Transfer fish to a platter and serve with salsa verde and aioli. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Turbot with Celery Leaf Salsa Verde," 23 Apr. 2018 What tied the whole stack together was the roasted lemon aioli, a fluffy wonder that both sharpened and soothed the various flavors and textures. Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Burger Friday: Night Heron in Montrose," 21 Mar. 2018 To assemble and finish: Generously spread each slice of bread with some of the aioli. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Finger Lime Aioli," 26 Apr. 2018 In the chicken heart and gizzard salad ($14), the offals are well mixed (or disguised) with whole new potatoes, peas, pickles cut into thin coins, chopped olives and aioli. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Che Fico lives up to hype as most anticipated newcomer," 8 June 2018 Barrio Logan MishMash, which opened in the barrio in 2016, serves half-pound all-natural beef burgers with a tall mound of crispy fried onion strings, garlic aioli and even goat cheese stuffing. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego's best burgers," 28 May 2018 Media Noche’s Casey Rebecca Nunes likes to spread garlic aioli on slices of bread 3. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Guide to making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich," 12 Apr. 2018 Don’t miss the addictive sweet/sour Brussels sprouts and the crispy potatoes – smashed red potatoes served in a pile with a creamy/garlicky truffle aioli. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Looking for a steak? Here are 5 great places around Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of aioli

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aioli

Occitan, from ai garlic + oli oil

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