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9 Tasty Ways to Dress Up (and Use) Aïoli

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Scott Phillips

Aïoli (along with its cousin mayonnaise) is one of the most versatile sauces around. The marriage of garlic and lemon in a creamy emulsion of egg yolks and olive oil can enliven the simplest steak or assortment of vegetables, or with a few additions can make a dish sing. Whether you make your aïoli from scratch or use the shortcut method of stirring garlic and lemon into mayonnaise, these 9 flavor enhancements will become your secret weapons for creating delicious meals.

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    Smoked Paprika Aïoli

    Smoky spanish paprika gives this aïoli its multi-dimensional kick. It's delicious with anything fried, although in this recipe it's brilliantly paired with panko-crusted asparagus fries.

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    Mint-Caper Aïoli

    Capers add brine and mint leaves a bracing clean flavor to this aïoli, which makes it an excellent match for seafood, like these mini tuna burgers.

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    Harissa Aïoli

    When you have a complex aïoli you can keep everything else simple. Spicy Moroccan harissa paste and preserved lemon bring zip to this aïoli which is paired with basic steamed crab and grilled asparagus and onions.

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    Old Bay Aïoli

    The unique bay leaf-celery-mustard flavor profile of Old Bay seasoning makes this made-from-scratch aïoli the perfect dipping sauce for crisp fried chicken.

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    Cinnamon Aïoli

    Yes, even sweet spices like cinnamon work with aïoli, especially when paired with crisp sweet potato pancakes.

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    Orange-Saffron Aïoli

    This aïoli is boosted with orange zest and juice, saffron, and olives. It's perfect for dipping grilled shellfish, anything from mussels to shrimp to lobster.

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    Shallot & Herb Aïoli

    This bright, creamy, goes-with-everything sauce combines fresh summer herbs with shallots and garlic when they’re at their peak. We like to lather it on toast and top with sliced ripe tomatoes, but there are a million other uses.

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    Horseradish Aïoli

    Here the aïoli isn't a dip, but is spread on fish fillets to help a crunchy crumb coating adhere. It's a terrific way to add flavor to any crumb-crusted chicken or fish dish, especially when the aïoli itself brings a lot of flavor as this horseradish-infused version does.

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    Chicken Cutlets with Cacciatore Farro Salad and Red Pepper Aïoli

    Roasted red bell peppers lend their sweetness that balances the lemon and garlic in this aïoli, which is served with crisp chicken cutlets and a hearty farro salad.

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