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Saffron Aoili (Served with Island Crab Cakes)

from the kitchen of Guerry Norwood

Ingredients:

1/8 teaspoon saffron threads
1 teaspoon warm water
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 very small garlic clove (or 1/2 of a medium sized clove or 1/4 of a large clove)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt
White pepper
Cooking Instructions:

1. In a small bowl, combine saffron threads and warm water.  Let hydrate for a minute or two (don’t discard the water afterwards).

2. Combine saffron threads (with water), mayo, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of kosher salt and a pinch of white pepper.  Whisk a few minutes until well combined.  Season to taste with additional kosher salt and white pepper if needed.

3. Transfer to a clean bowl and serve.

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