Are you ready for some intense flavor? You're going to love this Spicy Chipotle Aioli Recipe... It's ready in under 2 minutes (yes, two minutes!) and is the perfect sauce for so many different recipes from seafood to sandwiches and everything in between. Let's take a look at just how to make this awesome aioli.
This Chipotle Aioli Recipe is: Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb and Stunningly Satisfying.
CHIPOTLE AIOLI RECIPE: EAT IT UP.
Years ago, my wife and I were at a delicious restaurant in Cleveland enjoying a wonderful meal. Caroline ordered the moule frites (mussels with french fries). The pot of mussels was huge with a crispy serving of shoestring potatoes. It just looked like a masterpiece and smelled even better.
What really stuck with me was the sriracha aioli which accompanied the mountain of seafood. It had such an interesting flavor and made a truly remarkable impact on the dish. The aioli was spicy with a wallop of garlic, yet smooth and unctuous at the same time.
Since that night, I have been playing with different combinations of aioli. They are all just so tasty. Over the years I have made so many different flavors that sometimes they all blend together. This spicy chipotle aioli is one of our favorites. With some smoke, spice and garlic, it is perfect for wings, seafood or even slathered over your favorite burger.
WHAT DOES CHIPOTLE AIOLI TASTE LIKE?
An aioli is basically a fresh mayonnaise with raw garlic added to it. So it naturally has a very heavy garlic flavor that most people love when combined with the smooth mayonnaise.
Chipotle Aioli tastes like fresh aioli with the additional flavor components of natural smoke and spice. The spiciness of the chipotle aioli can be controlled by how much hot sauce is used in the recipe.
HOW TO MAKE CHIPOTLE AIOLI:
Learning how to make chipotle aioli is really simple. All you need is an immersion blender and to follow these steps:
- Combine egg, garlic, lemon juice, extra light olive oil and Chipotle Tabasco in an immersion blender beaker.
- Blend on high until the Chipotle Aioli has formed.
- Transfer from the beaker to a bowl and serve immediately.
MAKING CHIPOTLE AIOLI WITH MAYONNAISE
If you want to make a chipotle aioli recipe with store bought mayonnaise, it is easy to do but will not have the flavor of a fresh made aioli. Here are the steps:
- Blend fresh garlic with Chipotle Tabasco sauce.
- Whip together with store bought mayonnaise.
- Serve immediately.
Using store bought mayonnaise may slightly extend the shelf life, but remember that the fresh garlic will develop bacteria even when made with shelf stable products.
HOW LONG DOES AIOLI LAST IN THE REFRIGERATOR?
After making your aioli, it should be consumed within 3-5 days if properly refrigerated. Keep in mind that aioli is made with raw eggs and should be refrigerated.
Aioli will spoil faster if kept out of refrigeration for too long. You should always avoid keeping fresh aioli in direct sunlight (think BBQ or Clam Bake).
Recipes that love Chipotle Aioli:
Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
Grilled Beer Can Chicken
Grilled Chicken Wings
Awesome Grilled Artichokes
Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE CHIPOTLE AIOLI RECIPE:
Last week I thought about making some grilled chicken wings. They are one of the family favorites. I had some of the chipotle aioli on hand and decided to coat the wings with it.
WOW. So good with some fresh chopped parsley. Bright, spicy and luscious all in one bite. The recipe is coming soon, so stay tuned!
Let me know your thoughts on this version of aioli. What are your favorites?
Have you ever thought about using real chipotle peppers, grinding them down with a mortar and pestle? Would this work? I have a ton of dried chipotle peppers and have no idea what to do with them. Any thoughts?
Chipotle peppers are jalapeños which have been smoked until they are dried. Typically they are leathery and pliable, so it would be difficult to do with a mortar and pestle. My suggestion would be to use a high powered blender but make sure you keep the lid on- the airborne pepper dust will be an irritant. Or you could put a couple in a food processor with a little water, make a chipotle paste, then add in chopped tomato, onion and cilantro for a super flavorful salsa. Hope this helps.
Thank you for reading and have an excellent day!
That looks so easy and quick sauce to dip pretty much anything. Yum~!
It is an excellent sauce, I have it in my fridge all the time.
Thank you and have a fantastic day!
I'll have to make two versions of the chipotle aioli recipe. One with the spice (me) and one without (hubby)! I love aioli and make it once every two months. I'll have to make your version since it looks scrumptious!
I make a lower spice version as well with green tabasco (it is pretty mild). It didn't really photograph well, so I didn't post that recipe.
Take care and have a great day in the kitchen!
Nice video! And very nice recipe! It must be so tasty, perfect accompaniment to many dishes.
It is a delicious condiment... great with wings, chicken, pork, shrimp... pretty much any grilled protein. I need to make another batch now that our international move is complete and things are settling down.
Take care and have a great day in the kitchen!
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