Yes, it’s still winter… The sky is not blue and the sun is not shining!! So what do we do now??
Well, let’s make a tapenade!!
You know me well now, I’m a huge appetizer fan!! To share with friends or family, on friday nights it’s always appetizers for a dinner to share!! 😉
It was obvisous that I had to give you some day the famous tapenade recipe… Obvious, right?
5 minutes of preparation, no cooking, just a few seconds with your hand mixer and that’s it!! So don’t even bother to buy industrial tapenade anymore if you did, or if you didn’t it’s time to make your own!! Aprons on!!
Let’s learn a bit about tapenade: it’s a Provençal name for a dish consisting of puréed or finely-chopped olives, capers, and anchovies. Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it generally is eaten as an hors d’œuvre spread on bread, but sometimes it is used to stuff poultry for a main course.
Taste wise, homemade is much better for sure… And how to preserve it? Simply in a jar with lid in your fridge and you’ll be able to enjoy the tapenade for 3 to 4 weeks! See… you have absolutely no excuse…
A small cutting board,
A sharp knife
And a hand mixer or your blender.
The recipe, Chef!
Rinse and dry the olives, place them in a bowl. Add the capers, anchovy cream, minced garlic and thyme. Mix. Add the olive oil little by little, add pepper and mix with a spatula. It's ready!
Rinse and dry the olives, place them in a bowl.
Add the capers, anchovy cream, minced garlic and thyme. Mix.
Add the olive oil little by little, add pepper and mix with a spatula.