Appetizers

Rock Samphire in Olive Oil

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Rock Samphire is a spontaneous grass that borns and grows between the rocks in front of the sea.
In the Conero Rivera area this grass is called paccasassi and it literally means "breaking the rocks". It is a very traditional food and pride of Conero area.

Sea fennels have a very particular taste and they are a great combination with fresh bread, bologna, anchovies. Futhermore, they give a special touch in salad and fish.

Rock Samphire in extra virgin olive oil. Its typical and characteristic flavour tastes as lemon, carrot and fennel.

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, rock samphire* 38%, wine vinegar, salt, sugar.

*Sea Fennel (Crithmum maritimum)

Suggested parings: Sea Fennel in olive oil is extremely versatile and is perfect as a creative appetizer. It calso be served as a garnish with top quality meat and fish dishes. Our suggestion for gourmets: when you have eaten the Rock Samphire leaves, fully enjoy the wonderful taste of the remaining extra virgin olive oil by using it as a dressing for salads and starters.

Weight: Retailers 200 gr - Food Services 930 gr

Nutritional value for 100gr: Energy 1250 KJ / 303 KCal – Fat 29,7 g of which satures 4,7 g – Carbohydrate 8,6 g of which sugars 1,2 g – Proteins 0,2 g – Salt 0,4 g

 

Recipies:

The first recipe we want to share with you is a very old and a typical dish in Conero area, this is toasted bread with bologna and sea fennel.

You can try sea fennel even on the pizza or on a typical crescia marchigiana.

If you like anchovies try crunchy bread with anchovies and rock samphire: in this you will enjoy the sapidity of sea taste.

One more recipe you can try is sea fennel with sausages.

If you want to try a nice dish put rock samphire on pasta with fish or mussels.

Never tasted Conero rock samphire pesto? Don’t miss it!




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