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anchovy stuffed olives

MelandEd Sep 1, 2009 05:29 AM

I was just given a can of these olives. Anyone know of a good recipe I can use them in? I'm thinking pasta or chicken.

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  1. shanagain RE: MelandEd Sep 1, 2009 06:48 AM

    I'm definitely thinking a puttanesca is obvious, but how adventurous are you? What about a riff on Chicken Marbella?

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      sagestrat RE: MelandEd Sep 1, 2009 09:32 AM

      I've never been able to keep them around long enough to cook with them. I'd open a nice bottle of white wine or better yet, dry sherry, grab some almonds and the olives, and enjoy the last bits of summer!

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      1. re: sagestrat
        NellyNel RE: sagestrat Sep 1, 2009 09:42 AM

        I agree - I love them on their own!

        why cook the flavor out of them (the anchovy will disintergrate)

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          Harters RE: NellyNel Sep 1, 2009 02:47 PM

          Yep, without doubt, these are eating olives.

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            BigSal RE: Harters Sep 2, 2009 04:27 AM

            Agreed- eat them on their own or maybe with a potato chip or two (as they do in Spain) and you have a perfect, salty, crunchy snack. And if you like the taste of the canned olives, you can get even more intense flavors by making anchovy stuffed olives yourself (http://www.worldsofflavorspain.com/no...).

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              hotoynoodle RE: BigSal Sep 2, 2009 10:06 AM

              those olives, nuts, a bit of cheese & a very dry white wine or rosé = dinner!

        2. re: sagestrat
          MelandEd RE: sagestrat Sep 1, 2009 05:41 PM

          Sounds great!

        3. Veggo RE: MelandEd Sep 1, 2009 05:53 PM


          1. hill food RE: MelandEd Sep 2, 2009 10:18 AM

            banderillas: simple little skewers of a variety of cured meat, fish and vegetables served cold as a tapa.

            1. msmarabini RE: MelandEd Sep 2, 2009 10:53 AM

              They're quite good in salads - like insalata nicoise and insalata di riso - italian rice salad, and they also work on home-made pizzas. But your question has got me thinking - I have an italian recipe for leg of lamb stuffed with anchovies - and I'm wondering if I could use these instead! Actually sounds quite good!

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                hill food RE: msmarabini Sep 2, 2009 11:06 AM

                nicoise would be a good use

              2. C. Hamster RE: MelandEd Sep 2, 2009 10:58 AM

                OMG, I can eat cans and cans of those things.

                I agree -- don't cook with them. Eat them as a snack or in a salad.

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                1. re: C. Hamster
                  stamiya RE: C. Hamster Nov 20, 2009 11:29 AM

                  Do you eat these olives chilled or right out of the can?

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