DELFINO BATTISTA | Colatura di Alici di Cetara | DORICA | 1 Lt
“Colatura di Alici di Cetara” is a one-of-a-kind product that has been cherished for centuries. Made by DELFINO BATTISTA, this amber liquid is the result of a meticulous process that dates back to the time of the Romans.
The Ancient Origins
The origins of Colatura di Alici di Cetara can be traced back to ancient Rome. The Romans discovered the unique flavor and umami richness of anchovies and developed a method to extract their essence. This method has been passed down through generations, preserving the authenticity and tradition of this exceptional product.
The Ripening Process
The ripening process of the anchovies of Cetara is what sets Colatura di Alici di Cetara apart. The anchovies are carefully placed in special vats called “terzigni” and left to press for six months. During this time, the flavors intensify, and the anchovies undergo a transformation, resulting in a concentrated and flavorful liquid.
The Collection of Amber Liquid
After the six-month ripening period, the amber liquid, known as “spilling,” is collected. This liquid is the essence of the anchovies, capturing their unique taste and aroma. It is this liquid that gives Colatura di Alici di Cetara its distinct flavor profile and makes it a sought-after ingredient in gourmet cuisine.
DELFINO BATTISTA takes pride in producing Colatura di Alici di Cetara of the highest quality. Every step of the process is carefully monitored to ensure that the final product meets the highest standards. From the selection of the finest anchovies to the precise ripening period, no detail is overlooked in creating this exceptional delicacy.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How should Colatura di Alici di Cetara be used?
Colatura di Alici di Cetara is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the flavor of various dishes. It can be used as a seasoning for pasta, salads, vegetables, or even as a marinade for fish and meat. A little goes a long way, as its intense flavor can elevate any dish.
2. How long does Colatura di Alici di Cetara last?
When stored properly in a cool and dark place, Colatura di Alici di Cetara can last for several years. Its flavor may intensify over time, making it even more desirable for culinary creations.
3. Is Colatura di Alici di Cetara suitable for vegetarians?
No, Colatura di Alici di Cetara is made from anchovies, which are fish. Therefore, it is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
Colatura di Alici di Cetara by DELFINO BATTISTA is a truly unique and exceptional product. Its ancient origins, meticulous production process, and unmatched quality make it a prized ingredient in the culinary world. Whether used as a seasoning or a marinade, this amber liquid adds depth and complexity to any dish. Experience the taste of history with Colatura di Alici di Cetara.