Like the name says, this is a basic, tasty aioli. You can season it up, or leave as is. I like to use the coarse salt, either kosher or sea salt, as it doesn't dissolve as quickly as regular salt. I also add coarse ground black peper, for the same reason.Just makes for a little tastier aioli. Amount is just a guess; mine came out to a little over a cup. Cooking time is the mellowing time.