Huiles des sirènes© (Mermaid’s oil)

Ingredients: Grape seed oil, dill, fennel, star anise, spices.
An oil infused with anise-flavored spices and seaweeds to season fish, shellfish, and vegetable dishes.
Original creation
€8.40 5 cl
  • Allergens Absent, except for cross-contamination.
    May contain traces of sesame, celery, mustard, soy.
  • Origin Original creation
  • Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place, refrigerate after opening.
€168.00 / kg

Olivier Rœllinger's words

A brief stroll along the custom’s path between Cancale and Saint-Malo is all it takes to understand the perfect symbiosis of anise flavors and seafood in Brittany. The custom’s path that runs along the cliffs is lined with wild fennel, a beautiful umbelliferous plant. The first feathery shoots of wild fennel are among the first signs of spring around Cancale. The crown-shaped umbels can be nibbled like candy in the fall.

I came up with the idea for this infused oil after breathing in the heady scents that emanate from the cliffs at the end of August/beginning of September. I formulated ‘Huile des sirènes’ at the Maison du Voyageur using anise-flavored elements from around the globe along seaweed varieties from Brittany.

Story

This delicately flavored infused oil is the perfect union of anise and the sharp tang of the sea. Use it to season fish, shellfish, and vegetables. It is splendid when used to brighten the flavors of fresh salmon, scallops, and raw or cooked seasonal vegetables.