Albea Blanca is an amazing food retailer based out of Spain. Maria, the owner of Albea Blanca, searches out the trendiest in Mediterranean gourmet pantry staples. I was lucky to score some of these fabulous items and below are my concept ideas utilizing some of my favorites. Click the link above to access Albea Blanca's online catalogue.
I spiced up traditional focaccia with pimenton and black garlic. I blended the pimenton with olive oil and liberally brushed the top of the focaccia throughout the baking process, the black garlic was added close to the end. The result was a wickedly awesome, savory and spicy bread-perfect for sandwiches.
Umami, that 5th magical taste, invoking savory salivating memories. Sweet and savory are as compatible as Jack and Jill, Ben and Jerry, peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs...or in this case vanilla ice cream, red wine salt flakes, charcoal salt flakes and white truffle oil.
I reserved some focaccia dough to make flatbread crackers and seasoned them with the pimenton. They are topped with just about the best marinated sardines I've ever had from Macarena Tapas Party, pickled red onion, herbs and sprouts.
Albea Blanca's selection of fine Mediterranean pantry staples is truly fantastic. Maria is committed to suppling her customers with high quality, sustainable goods. For more information please follow the link below