Monday, 30 May 2011

Tapenade


One person who encourage me to make new dishes ( except Sweets / Baking ) is hubby.
I should not say the above sentence as hubby will say see I inspre you to cook and give ideas and all the bla bla bla ;-)
But then I know he never read my blog so no worries , i can write what ever I want ............
He beeing a musician get chances to go to different countries and also enjoy the food there.
So i remember when he went to Rome for a concert, he came back home with lots of ideas for new italian pasta dishes etc..... he even took a picture with all their dishes from a restaraunt he went.

A week agoe he went to Marseille a city in South of France for a concert and when he came back he was full of praise for their food and how he had picnic there ( one would think he is going for work but looks like he is having more fun than work)
So he told me as there were near the sea side, they had a picnic and that he ate tapanade and that was so so delicious.
Ofcourse i have ate tapanade as it is easily available in the delli here.
But never made them at home, so I thought why not make then home and that is what I did for this weekend.
I made few kind of dipps and one of them was this.
These are so so delicious, that do make enought if you have guest as it will be finishe din a flash.
It was just hubby , daughter and I and it was finished in a flash ;-)

I sliced french bread in thin slices, grilled them for few minutes both side with a bit of olive oil brushed on top and served the tapanade with these bread slices.


Ingridients
200 gm black olives rinsed and  pitted, do buy the best olives you can as there ia no use in making this with less quality olives.
2 Anchovy fillets
1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice ( first add the 1 spoon and then taste before you add the rest)
2 tsp mustard paste
2 garlic cloves peeled
1/2 tbsp capers rinsed,drained and squeesed dry.
1 tsp finley chopped rosemary
couple of table spoon of olive oil, I didnt meaure how may spoon i just added like that.
Peper to taste
Put all the ingridients in a food processor and frind into a paste.
Do not add salt as most of the ingridients are having lot of salt.
It is much better to make tapenade day before you are using as the taste is better then.
You can also keep in the fridge for 2 weeks, but in a tightly closed jar.



22 comments:

Gloria said...

Dear look delicious and what amazing pictures, I love them, xxgloria

Angie's Recipes said...

How sweet of your hubby! The tapenade looks really delicious.

Priya said...

Love tapenade very much, yumm feel like finishing that whole bowl, after pissaladiere my fav is black olive tapenade,drooling..

Linda said...

Looks delicious Finla, so much better homemade! :)

Cakelaw said...

It's terrific that yourhusband supports your cooking adventures - this tapenade looks perfect to sit back with some crackers and wine.

Priti said...

New for me and looks yum ...nice pictures

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

We love tapanade too! With loads of garlic and anchovies! Looks great!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Haven't heard of this.. but love the look and the dip...
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kothiyavunu.com said...

this is very new to me...interesting, looks wonderful and is making my mouth water! Deserve a try!

BakerbyNature said...

I love tapenade; great to have as a snack on fresh bread!

Suparna said...

new to me...thanks for the home made recipe finla!!

Kalyani said...

looks delicious finla ... u have a nice space ..... glad to follow u .....

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Finla, how delicious is this tapenade look like. I could eat the whole of this myself.

Anonymous said...

dear that was nice blogging humor about hans. in my spare time i will try my hand on ur recipe tapenade and the picture was nice and amazing. jeldeen

Jeldeen Jewels Creation said...

that was nice humor blogging about hans. i will try my hand on ur receipe tapenade and the picture is very amazing.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Thankyou Jeldeenm try the recipe especially when aunty comes and stay with you ;-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Pictures are awesome Finla!!!!!
love this..and sounds wonderful

Cham said...

It has been years i tasted this one! That looks simply awesome!

Raaga said...

I must try this :-) minus the anchovies :-)

Indie.Tea said...

I can see why Shyama would love these - they sound very delicious!

Miri said...

One of my friends got me black olive tapenade from South Africa and it is amazing - so I can imagine how this must be!

notyet100 said...

New for me :) Thanks for sharing,