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Sep 1, 2009 05:29 AM

anchovy stuffed olives

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

    1. 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

        I agree - I love them on their own!

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

        1. re: NellyNel

          Yep, without doubt, these are eating olives.

          1. re: Harters

            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 (

            1. re: BigSal

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

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

            1. 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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