Pa amb oli is one of the most common supper dishes among the Majorcan. When we arrange to meet with friends for dinner or supper, to make it simple we buy some good bread, tomatoes, olive oil, some sausages and a pickled product, such as sea fennel or capers, or some olives.
Although this dish is easy to prepare, we are going to explain how to make pamboli step by step.
First step – the main ingredient, bread
First step, chose some good bread, with crunchy crust and dense and at the same time juicy centre. If you want, you can toast the bread (optional).
Second step –good olive oil and good tomatoes.
Second step is to choose some good olive oil and some good tomatoes. In Sabor de Mallorca you can find different types of olive oil for preparing our pa amb oli. If you like mild flavour, there is Aceite Xanthurus, and if you like it somewhat more intense, there is Oli de Muntanya.
The best tomatoes for this dish according to the Majorcan tradition are “ramellet”, as they are easy to spread on bread. But if they are not available, you can use normal tomatoes and grate them. Then you add a bit of salt and olive oil, to make it easy to spread.
Spread tomato and then sprinkle some olive oil on the bread.
Third step – cold meat
Third step is to choose cold meat well. You can use any type of cold meat, like cooked ham, serrano, camaiot, different types of cheese, but above all sobrasada (which can be found in Sabor de Mallorca). It is recommended to take it out of the fridge before consuming to enjoy fully its flavour.
Last step – additional ingredients
Olives, pickles, sea fennel or capers. To conclude, we need to pair our pa amb oli with a pickled product or with a similar one. For example, olives Sóller D.O. bruised or whole, or pickled capers Llubinera, or Fonoll marí (sea fennel) Llubinera which you can find in the on-line shop of Sabor de Mallorca.
We hope that you will find this simple Majorcan recipe for pa amb oli useful and that you will amaze your relatives and friends.