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Colatura di Alici from IASA

Ittica Alimentare Salerno (IASA)

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Anchovy Syrup from Italy

One of the treasured ingredients of the region of Naples is colatura di alici. The deep brown elixir is extracted during the anchovy curing process taking five months to produce. Rich with the flavors of the sea and the anchovy flavor, colatura dates back to ancient Rome. Until recently this ingredient was rarely found in the United States. In fact, the production of this incredible liquid has dwindled enough that Slow Food International has declared their protection of this ancient ingredient.

Pasta has never met a nicer friend than colatura. The most simple dish involves spaghetti, chili flakes, olive oil and a dash of colatura. But you can add lots of twists to this simple recipe - lemon zest, toasted breadcrumbs, parsley.

Another dish calls for orecchiette, cauliflower, raisins and pinenuts, all tossed with extra virgin olive oil and colatura.  Green vegetables also play nicely with colatura - broccoli, green beans, and leafy greens love the briny, fishy flavor.

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Ittica Alimentare Salerno (IASA)

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
new to me

only used it once so far in place of the anchovy fillets i normally put in my scungilli. it was great but not sure it distinguished itself from the regular salted filets i have used up until now which have a bit more gravity and funk. just learning my way with it though, could be i just don't know how to use it yet.


Colatura di Alici from IASA

Kathryn in Cotati
What a Sauce

Discovered this tasty meat flavor enhancer sauce the very first time I shopped at Market Hall and it is the bomb! Just a drop or two on finished meats really adds such depth of flavor. Try it! Don't be afraid of the anchovies, there not visible. Haha.

A must have in your pantry

An essential ingredient when making pasta with clam sauce or (if you are well heeled) bottarga. A drop or two will take your Bloody Mary to the next level! The colatura is so intense that a small bottle will last for months.

Instant Umami

Initially I thought of this as a specialized product but then realized, it's salty, it's umami, its a flavor enhancer. Use this instead of soy sauce, to create 'vegetarian' beef broth, to enhance soups, stews, braises, sauces. It's a super versatile product.