Colatura di Alici
I got a bottle of Colatura di Alici the other day. I'm wanted to experiment using it. Does anyone have any suggestions for use other than for fish? I'd appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks!
- sauté some sliced or crushed garlic in olive oil until fragrant, stir in a little of the colatura, and toss the sauce with pasta or vegetables.
- use it in a dressing for Caesar salad.
- whisk into mayonnaise (preferably homemade) along with garlic, lemon juice, pepper & fresh herbs - use as a sandwich spread; or in egg salad, potato salad, or chicken salad; or as a dipping sauce for french fries or fried calamari
whenever you need to use anchovies.
as goodhealthgourmet says, colatura is wonderful with pasta. i add lots of parsley, lemon juce and zest. and mix all together.
i use it when i make chicken with vinegar, at the beginning, when i sautee the minced garlic and rosemary, i add the colatura. ... with steamed vegetables, like cauliflowers.
it is a wonderful and versatile ingredients which enhances the taste of any dish.
Following up on goodhealthgourmet's mention of using it with pasta - the New York Times had an article about the history of colatura and also a specific recipe for linguini. We make it all the time and love it (although we reduce the colatura down to 3-4 T.). You can easily do a search for the article.