Garlic Basil Mayonnaise
1/3 c Vegetable oil
4 To 7 garlic cloves; to taste
1/2 c Spicy Globe or lemon basil tightly packed
1/4 ts Dry mustard or
1 ts Dijon-style mustard
1 tb Lemon juice or cider vinegar
1 ds Sugar
Salt and pepper; to taste
2/3 c Olive oil
Put all ingredients except the olive oil in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. Puree for 1 minute, then slowly add the olive oil with the machine still running. Stop as soon as all the olive oil has been added and the oil has emulsified. Do not overblend. A tablespoon of hot water blended into the finished mayonnaise will stabilize it.
"The Herb Companion" writes: "Try this spread with meats, grilled chicken, and vegetables, on sandwiches, and in salads."
Recipe from Karen Potter Morrione