All posts tagged: aioli

Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna with Lemony Mixed Greens and Avocado Aioli

Usually I try to plan my cooking projects ahead of time; in fact, I’m often planning several—way too many, actually—projects at the same time. Sometimes the elements collide fortuitously, however, and an idea is formulated and brought to fruition in just a few hours. I turned into the fish market on a whim, peeked into the little fridge that contains the discounts of the day, and spotted huge fresh tuna steaks. Immediately a delicious salad I had a few weeks ago came to mind: medium rare tuna, crisp salad, and avocado aioli. I snatched up the tuna and headed home. Aioli. Thick. Heavy. Artery-hardening. Generally, whether good or bad, these are the adjectives that usually come to mind when I try aioli. But when it’s good, it also addictive. Until I did a bit a research, I was under the impression that mayonnaise was intended to be the main component in aioli. And raw egg yolks. While egg yolks do show up in traditional aioli from Provence, traditional Catalan aioli, or allioli, has only salt, …