Suggested Wine Pairing: Rosato di Primitivo
Recipe by Chef Randy Whiteford
- 8 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
- 4 Garlic Cloves (sliced thin)
- 1 Zucchini (diced)
- 1 Japanese Eggplant (diced)
- 2 Red Bell Peppers (diced)
- 5 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 1 Tbsp Anchovy Paste
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 20 Threads Saffron (bloomed in 2 Tbsp water)
- 6 oz. Vegetable Oil
- Salt to taste
- Lemon juice to taste
Sweat onions and garlic in olive oil on medium heat until onions are translucent.
Add peppers and continue to sweat for 5 minutes.
Add zucchini, eggplant, anchovy paste and thyme. Sweat until just tender.
Season with salt, lemon juice, and a lot of freshly ground black pepper.
Bloom saffron in water for at least an hour, but up to a day to achieve the most flavor and color.
Place bloomed saffron, water, egg yolk and salt in a food processor. Blend for 10 seconds.
Add oil in a slow drizzle with machine running until completely emulsified. Adjust seasoning with salt and lemon juice.
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