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Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil & Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil Cilantro Shrimp

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*Note: This post was created prior to me becoming a full-time vegan.

Several years ago, at a Williams-Sonoma store, I tasted this extra virgin olive oil that haunted me for years to come. It was so delicious and buttery, with an exquisite flavor that I’ve never tasted before, or since. It was rather expensive and I could not afford it at the time. When I eventually went back to get some, they no longer carried it and nobody knew the name of the brand I was talking about. I was heartbroken. Over time, I searched high and low, only remembering the basics of what the can looked like, and after 7 long years I finally found it. Sweet relief! And, now I share it with you.

Nicolas Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from Nice, France and made from the first cold pressing of select nicoise olives. Nicolas Alziari has been in business since 1868 and their oil is stone ground. The olive oil is sweet and fruity, with a silky smooth buttery finish. Most of it never makes it out of France, and therefore it is difficult to find. Nicolas Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best olive oil in the world. It is best used raw as a finishing oil drizzled over vegetables, fish or meats, or in salad dressings. It is also quite nice on poultry or seafood, like scallops or shrimp. Below is a simple recipe for a quick appetizer called Cilantro Shrimp using this liquid gold.

Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

Serves 2-3

24 medium cooked shrimp (boiled, grilled, or any method)
1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
cracked black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons of Nicolas Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Place cooked and peeled, preferably cool (room temperature) shrimp on a plate. Sprinkle Tabasco sauce and black pepper over shrimp. Drizzle Nicolas Alziari Extra Virgin Olive Oil onto the shrimp. Top with chopped cilantro and serve.

My father was kind enough to get me a 1/2 liter can of this olive oil (thanks Pops). I found it online at Formaggio Kitchen. They also sell 1 liter cans. If you get really serious you can purchase it in bulk from Nicolas Alziari directly. This really is the best olive oil I have ever tasted. I hope you enjoy.

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Coronado Taste of Oils

I will have my cake and eat it too!

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We had the pleasure recently of stumbling upon this shop on Coronado Island. We cook almost exclusively with extra virgin olive oil and are always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors. Coronado Taste of Oils did not disappoint.

Extra Virgin Olive OilThe staff is friendly and you can taste pretty much anything you would like. They have several wonderful straight olive oils and many infused ones, too. Some examples of the infused flavors: Harissa, Chipotle, Tuscan Herb, Persian Lime, Blood Orange, Butter, Cilantro Roasted Onion, and more!

But wait! There’s more. They also sell balsamic vinegars like 18 Year Traditional Balsamic, Blueberry Balsamic, Cinnamon Pear Balsamic, Dark Chocolate Balsamic [what! really?], Pomegranate Balsamic, Jalapeno Balsamic, and lotsa other choices.

Peach Balsamic Vinegar

We tasted several items, but THE BEST thing there is the Peach Balsamic Vinegar. OMG! To die for. Peachy Elixir of Love is what we call it and it is sooooo freaking yummy. Tried it on avocados and salad so far and I am just in love with this stuff. It will not last long in our house.

This cute little shop is new to the area and their grand opening will be in March sometime. You can also order online. I think all of their items are around $18 a bottle. Go check ’em out or order online.

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