This amazing dressing is the result of a collaboration between Caviaroli and Albert Adria. Adria is a famous Catalan chef and brother of Ferran Adria. Ferran Adria was the creator/chef of the world-famous restaurant El Bulli. Both are famous in the world of 'molecular gastronomy', like Heston Blumental is in the UK.
They say: 'It is designed as a tribute to the olive. An exercise in synthesizing what a product as simple and at the same time complex as a pickled olive represents on a taste level. With these sauces made from pickled green olives, we want to honour an everyday product that is central to all Mediterranean cuisine for us.'
Piparras are pickled Basque chilli peppers with a bittersweet sharp taste. They give the dressing a fresh vinegary sharpness. This balances the fruity greenness of the olive perfectly. They say: 'The freshness of the piparras is noticeable in every drop. It will turn, for example, any Russian salad (Ensaladilla Russa) into a masterpiece.' It is ideal for dressings and finishing any type of dish or appetizer.
Highly recommended to use with:
- Fish, rice and pasta dishes
- carpaccios, tartares and ceviches
- Pickled fish like anchovies and boquerones, tinned seafood in brine
- Russian salad (Ensaladilla Russa) and as a dressing in other salads
- To dip with French fries, grilled fish and seafood