Shrimp with Aioli Sauce

Posted3/24/2010 12:01 AM

1-2 pounds fresh or frozen raw shrimp

1 quart water




1 bay leaf

1 clove garlic

Aioli sauce

1 cup olive oil, divided

1 egg or 2 yolks

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

3-4 garlic cloves, skin removed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Bring water to a boil, add shrimp, lemon, bay leaf and garlic. Return to boil, turn off heat and let rest 1 minute. Drain shrimp and chill at least 1 hour. (Peel when cool or let your guests do it.)

For the sauce: In a food processor place 1/4 cup olive oil, egg, mustard, garlic and lemon; process 30 seconds. With machine running, drizzle in the remaining olive oil and process until just thickened, less than a minute. Serve cold shrimp in a bowl with aioli for dipping.

Serves eight to 16.

Cook's note: The sauce can be served with storebought cooked shrimp.