Adriana's Lulo Aioli Seasonings & Recipe Card
To provide you with the freshest, most flavorful ingredients (and help dismantle centuries of systemic injustice within the spice trade), Occo taps into the transparent, sustainable supply chains of small-scale spice merchants that have spent years building relationships at the farm level.
Despite the myth that spices are good for years, ground spices actually lose flavor within 3-6 months. Oxygen, light, heat, and humidity (common occurrences in a kitchen) cause the essential oils in spice to oxidize and decay. Without these aptly-named oils, spices lose their color, aroma, and flavor.
Occo spices are portioned into half-teaspoon pods and sealed for airtight freshness using a modified atmosphere packaging technique. Without oxygen, decay is slowed down significantly, and shelf life is dramatically extended.
Occo spice pods are made from aluminum, the most recycled and most recyclable material on the planet. (75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today!) The rest of the spice card is made from paperboard which is easily recycled with paper and cardboard.
This spice card is created by Chef Adriana Urbina.
A unique aioli with a tangy florality that lifts the deep earthy notes to a fresh, light finish on the palate. An ideal table sauce alongside light fare like chicken or fish.
“This recipe perfectly combines my love for Latin American and Spanish food. I’ve been making one version of it or another since my early days as a chef in Venezuela, and as it’s evolved over the years it’s become really special. I pretty much put it on everything.”
- Yields 1.5 Cups
- Gluten Free
- Fair Trade
- Comes with QR code to digital recipe
- 8 1/2 Teaspoon Pods Included
- 2 Aji Amarillo Chile
- 2 Wild Celery Seed
- 2 Peruvian Pink Sea Salt
- 2 California Onion Powder
Adriana Urbina: Chef & Entrepreneur Based in NYC
Adriana Urbina is a Venezuelan chef, entrepreneur and women’s advocate who believes cooking is a form of self-expression that elevates the human spirit and brings people together. She is the founder of Tepuy, a global series of pop-up dinners and virtual events. A three-time winner of Chopped, Adriana was previously Executive Chef at the James Beard-award winning NYC eatery De Maria.
Spice in this Recipe Card Highlight: Aji Amarillo Chile
A Peruvian staple, Ají Amarillo has a fruity, berry-like flavor that doesn’t burn, but rather creates a vibrant flavor accompanied with a dull, pleasant sting.
Ají Amarillo literally translates to “yellow chile.” While the chile itself isn’t actually yellow (the mature chiles are bright orange), a vibrant yellow color appears when it's cooked.
Native to: Peruvian Andes
Plant family: Solanaceae
Raw form: Chile
Two co-workers-turned-friends-turned-co-founders who were so obsessed with the idea of getting just enough spices that they designed a spice pod and set up a factory.
In the same way a pinch of spice can transform a meal, Occo's hope is that tiny portions can help transform the food industry.
40% of all food sold in the U.S. is ultimately wasted—and the founders were fed up. Occo allows you to buy just what you need and use it all before it can go bad, thereby conserving resources and reducing the carbon emissions associated with growing and transporting ingredients that end up in the trash.