Garlic chives are an allium grown for its leaves, and not its little bulb. The gray-green leaves are flat and grass-like. The showy inflorescence stands above the leaf clump on 1-2 ft stalks, and consists of a rounded umbel, 2 inches across, with many small creamy white, star- shaped, fragrant flowers.
Jamaican Sorrel Aioli 1 egg yolk
1 cup firmly packed fresh sorrel leaf, stems and tough ribs removed
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1 cup canola oil or grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
• Place all ingredients except oil into blender, and blend until smooth.
• Continue blending, and slowly add oil through feed tube until mixture thickens, then pour oil in at a faster rate.
• Scrape mixture out into container, and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes 1 ½ cups
A delicate, lemony sauce, this aioli goes especially well with fish, but it’s also delicious served with roast chicken and makes an excellent sandwich spread.