Purple rice and blue eggs without using artificial food colouring is a simple trick. Boil some red cabbage, don’t add anything to the water. Drain off the water and reserve. The water will be dark blue. Use the water to cook rice and the rice will turn purple. Place the water in a beaker and add...
Onion and Olive Frittata
Adapted from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, 2017 (September-October, page 10), which in turn comes from Deborah Madison. My changes are in halving the recipe and, well, adding olives. I also substituted in a few minor changes based on what’s in my “Stay at...
As simple as can be to make this unusual side dish is perfect with fish. If you have any left over, its delicious pan fried with an egg (see pictured below).
Ingredients (serves 2 as a side)
200g new potatoes. peeled and halved or quartered, depending on size
10 black olives
2 sticks of...
Olives are a great way to liven up a salad. Their bitter, tang works particularly well with ingredients such as anchovy, avocado, bacon, celery, cheese (particularly feta and goat’s cheese), chicken, eggs, tomatoes and potatoes. Here are two salads which use some of those ingredients:
There are several versions of eggs cooked in spicy tomato sauce around the world. For example: Italian 'Eggs in Purgatory', Mexican 'Ranch Eggs (Huavos Ranchos)' and Middle Eastern 'Shakshuka'. In this version, tangy and savoury green olives work perfectly with the hot spicy sauce and silky...
This tray bake is very easy to make. It would work equally well using chicken thighs and/or legs. I partially spatchcocked the poussin, by which I mean I removed the backbone and sort of flattened out the poussin (I didn’t twist the legs round which I believe is more traditional). I think its...
I like when I discover things as I go in a recipe. I had a theory on how this would work, and it generally came together as I hoped it would. The biggest surprise was that the (raw) onion mellowed as it settled with the other ingredients. The end result is like a Greek salad, providing you...
My intention was to make olive stuffed bread. I started entering the recipe while the dough was proofing. The dough would not rise. I think my yeast was old. I inadvertently posted the incomplete recipe. I had to edit the entire recipe to fit what was actually made.
The word ’daube' comes from the French 'daubière’, a kind of braising pot used for the long, slow cooking of less tender cuts of meat. Here I’m using venison shoulder steaks but the dish could be made with a half shoulder on the bone which would probably improve the flavour. I used Moroccan...
I looked at a number of olive tapenade recipes, and one thing they all seem to have in common is that they add a small amount of capers to the mix. For example, a cup of olives would have a teaspoon of capers added. I don’t see the point in that: can you even taste them?
I decided to be...
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This very easy an is from my nonna, I cannot make as can not find ingredient I need but may be some can find. This beautiful with nice toast an cheese.
You Need -
243 g. dry figs, fine chopped.
4 tablespoon olive oil.
½ onion, thin sliced.
1 shallot, puree.
1 tablespoon dark...
4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
Cayenne to taste
2 Tsp Herbes de Provence (No Herbes de Provence - had make a mixture using herbs in my pantry)
2 TBSP EVOO
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
1/2 cup pitted and sliced green olives (horizontally)
1/2 cup pitted and...
Green Olive Spaghetti Squash
1 Spaghetti Squash
While the squash is cooking Mise en place. The sauce comes together quickly.
Left to right, back to front
2 TBSP cold butter cubed
1 TBSP EVOO
1 1/2 cups Castelvetrano Olives pitted and coarsely chopped (Castelvetrano was not...
I had no intention of making an olive dish until I reached for the capers. Olives were right there.
INGREDIENTS (FOR 2)
2 bone-in pork chops
1/2 medium onion - sliced thin and chopped
2 cloves garlic - minced
- 5 sprigs Thyme
- 4 Sage leaves
LINGUINE PESTO WITH TOMATOES AND OLIVES
8 oz dried linguine
2 TB olive oil
5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
About a dozen pitted olives, halved
3 TB prepared pesto
1/4 cup grated Parmesan, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare pasta according to package...
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So I think I go enter challenge Ray say I should. I no sure if bake is OK but I do this for bambini many time and Ray manage get me olives! And he need feeding. So here go. cookingbites recipe challenge.
So you need-
180 g green olives for sauce base.
100 g green olive...
2/3 cup pitted dried plums (aka prunes)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup pitted green olives
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 bay leaves
This is a fun pizza concept. You can make individual personal pizzas using neither bread nor cauliflower, but Portobello mushrooms. They do taste good.
Large Portobello mushroom caps (remove any stem)
Extra virgin olive oil (optional)
Tomato sauce (home-canned or a good grade without...
This recipe is my adaptation of Squid with Green Olive Tomato Sauce. I used fresh squid, albeit already cleaned by the fishmonger.
Prep time: 5-10 minutes if the squid is already cleaned
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Rest time: Not much
Serves 2 hearty appetites
Greek Squid with Olives and...