This is the Aioli that I use on my Crispy Chicken Naan Sandwich. It’s a simple two ingredient spread that is bursting with flavor from the Sriracha sauce. Sriracha sauce is a hot chili sauce that is made with chili pepper paste, garlic, sugar, vinegar and salt. It’s named after the city of Si Racha in Thailand. In Thailand and many other places, it’s their “ketchup”. They use this as a dipping sauce and spread it on their favorite sandwiches and burgers as a condiment much like we do with ketchup, except Sriracha does have a punch of heat to it.
So, what is Aioli? Well, it’s actually a Mediterranean sauce made of olive oil, garlic and egg. Egg serves as an emulsifier. Aioli means “oil and garlic”. There are lots of variations depending on the region you’re sampling. For example, in France it’s more like a garlic mayonnaise where they add lemon juice and other seasonings.
In the culinary world today, it’s common to take a favorite mayonnaise and add seasonings, sauces and herbs to create an Aioli, which is what I’ve done here. It’s a quick and easy way to add flavor to dips and spreads for your sandwiches.
Here’s how I make it.
Well folks, here it is… Mayo and sriracha. My ratio is 1/2 cup mayonnaise to 3-4 teaspoons sriracha sauce.
I’ll tell you what I found interesting though. Since I was a little concerned about having too much heat in the Aioli, I started out with about 1 teaspoon of the sriracha. No heat. Added another teaspoon full and still no heat. It wasn’t until I got to the 3rd teaspoon full that I started noticing a little tingle of heat. So, it that’s a concern for you, do like I did and start with a little and keep adding until you like it.
Another thing I feel I should tell you is the brands I use. Not all mayonnaise are the same and I’m not sure about sriracha sauce since I’ve only used one brand. My personal favorite mayonnaise is Duke’s and the sriracha sauce is made by Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with the green top. (No, I was not paid to mention either Duke’s or Huy)
This is the Crispy Chicken Naan Sandwich that I slather this Aioli on! We have a true addiction to this sandwich. Check out this post!
What is your favorite Aioli sauce?
Here’s the printer friendly recipe.