I do love aioli. Maybe it's my love for mayonnaise, maybe it's my love for sauces, maybe it's a mixture of both? Either way, I love it!! The first time I had aioli, I was hooked. I literally could have just eaten it with a spoon. MMMMMMMM!! This aioli was no exception. Granted, I should probably try and make one from pure scratch, with homemade mayo and everything, but honestly, it feels like a ton of work and I know how easy it is to screw up....so I buy mayo and make my aioli with that....call the cops, see if I care! You are gonna wanna try this recipe first, then maybe you won't be so ashamed of me! Of course, I grilled this fish in a foil packets, but you can bake them just as easily. I don't think I have to keep telling you how warm it gets here.. and well.. in all honesty, I really like grilling. It's sort of my calling outside of the kitchen :) This fish was light and fresh and very flavorful, but I believe the basil aioli is what really makes the dish. Shocking, huh? The sauce is my favorite part of the meal!
Basil & Lime Tilapia with Basil Aioli
4 Tilapia fillets
2 Tablespoons lime juice
4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons tequila
pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients except for the fish. Place the fish in a Ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the fish. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Mix together all ingredients for the aioli. Place in refrigerator until you are ready to use.
Preheat your grill to medium.
Tear off squares of aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Seal up into packets and place directly on the grill. Grill for 12-14 minutes, turning once. Carefully remove from grill and foil packet...serve with basil aioli on the side... Enjoy!