Pairings

The art of pairing consists of finding the right Extra Virgin Olive Oil for different foods and cooking styles. The different varieties and places of origin bring different flavours and aromas to recipes. However, all Extra Virgin Olive Oils smooth out the texture of food and work with it to fuse and balance the flavours of the different ingredients.

 

Current culinary thinking is encouraging us to have different Extra Virgin Olive Oils on our dining tables, to suit each style of cooking and dish. We must learn to pair each dish with the most appropriate oil. Here is a guide to how different dishes can be enriched by our Señoríos de Relleu Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

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Of our oils

TYPES OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS Fruity Olive Oil Flavour Bitter Spicy
DELICATE Coupage inf. a 3,5 inf. a 3 inf. a 3
MEDIUM - ORGANIC Coupage 3,5-5,5 3-5 3-5
INTENSE Coupage sup. a 5,5 sup. a 5 sup. a 5
PAIRINGS DELICATE MEDIUM INTENSE ORGANIC
MEAT Roast or grilled. Game Hotpots; frilled or stewed Hotpots or stewed Grilled
FISH White fish and oily fish Oily White White fish and oily fish
SEAFOOD Simple dishes Simple dishes and in fish stews - Simple dishes and in fish stews
RICE White Rice and Paellas Cuban-style Rice and Risottos Meat; Seafood or Fish Risottos Risotto
PULSES Varied simple and complex dishes (lentils; Fabada) Varied simple and complex dishes (lentils; Fabada) Varied simple and complex dishes (lentils; Fabada) Varied simple and complex dishes (lentils; Fabada)
GREEN VEGETABLES; GARDEN PRODUCE AND SALADS Varied simple dishes (both raw and boiled) and complex dishes (in batter; grilled) Varied simple dishes (both raw and boiled) and complex dishes (in batter; grilled) Varied simple dishes (both raw and boiled) and complex dishes (in batter; grilled) Varied simple dishes (both raw and boiled) and complex dishes (in batter; grilled)
PASTAS AND PIZZAS - Several styles of preparation (carbonara; bolognese; with cheese; with vegetables; etc) Several styles of preparation (carbonara; bolognese; with cheese; with vegetables; etc) Several styles of preparation (carbonara; bolognese; with cheese; with vegetables; etc)
TAPAS AND SAUCES Nuts and dried fruits; plains sausages and sauces Nuts and dried fruits; plains sausages and sauces Sausages in general; both spicy and plain Nuts and dried fruits; plains sausages and sauces
CHEESES AND DESSERTS Cheeses; both soft and very soft Ice creams; youghurt and cakes Semi-hard cheeses; blue cheeses; Ice creams; youghurt Semi-hard cheese Cheeses; both soft and very soft Ice creams; youghurt and cakes
N.B. These pairings are appropriate both for preparing the dishes and for adding to prepared food - both for the kitchen and the table.