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  1. 16 baby artichokes (see note)

  2. 2 litres (8 cups) vegetable stock

  3. 16 quail eggs, at room temperature

  4. 1 celery heart, trimmed, to serve

  5. 2 egg yolks

  6. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  7. 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  8. 1 lemon, juice only

  9. 250 ml (1 cup) olive oil

  10. 60 ml ( 1/4 cup) extra-virgin walnut oil

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Serves 8 Prep time 20 mins, cook 20 mins This aoli is great to have on hand in the fridge for sandwiches, if there's any left over, that is. If you're not fond of artichokes and quail eggs, you can serve it with fresh vegetable crudits, a toasted baguette or salt fish and olives.

  2. Trim artichokes and peel stems, remove tough outer leaves, then trim tops and toss in a bowl with lemon juice.

  3. Bring vegetable stock to the boil in a saucepan, add artichokes and cook until tender (10-15 minutes), drain and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add quail eggs and cook until soft boiled (2½-3 minutes), drain and refresh in a bowl of iced water. Drain again, peel and refrigerate until required.

  5. Meanwhile, for walnut and lemon aoli, process yolks, garlic, mustard and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth. Add combined oils, starting with one drop at a time and then in a thin and steady stream, until emulsified. Season to taste and serve with quail eggs, artichokes and celery heart.


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