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Crab Claws with Zesty Aioli Recipe

Traditionally, aioli is made with lots of garlic and extra virgin olive oil, however, this version is lighter and zestier with lemon flavour. It’s the perfect accompaniment to crab claws.

Serves 2
20 mins
Difficulty: Medium


3 cloves garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1 large egg yolk
200ml olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zet
Cooked crab claws


  • Finely chop the garlic. Add a sprinkle of the salt over the garlic and continue chopping and crushing until a paste
  • Add to a mixing bowl with the egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black pepper. Whisk to combine
  • Continue whisking whilst continually adding the olive oil into the bowl until a mayonnaise texture
  • Serve the zesty aioli with the crab
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