3 large cloves garlic, germs removed
2 pinches sea salt
2 egg yolks
2 1/4 cups Spanish olive oil (not virgin)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons hot water
Ensure all of your ingredients are at room temperature to make this recipe. If you want to tame the flavor of raw garlic, blanch the garlic for a couple of minutes in boiling water or you can substitute sweet smoky roasted garlic, instead of raw. You can also add almost anything to flavor this aioli, like fresh herbs, other citrus juice, olive tapenade, sundried tomato paste, grainy mustard, miso paste (omit the salt in the recipe, if using miso) and even brandy.