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Would like some tapenade ideas

carolb33 Feb 10, 2013 08:09 AM

I really like tapenade, but am having trouble figuring out what to eat it with, other than bread. Would love to hear how you like to have it. Thanks!

  1. rcallner Feb 12, 2013 04:55 PM

    This is slightly off-topic, well, somewhat to the side, but - I found a variation on regular tapenade at Smitten Kitchen, with artichokes. It's lovely (and I do use it as a sandwich spread to enhance various sammiches). http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/0...

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      WNYamateur Feb 12, 2013 10:13 AM

      I'm always looking for canapes that don't use bread as a base. One of my favorites is grilled or toasted thin slices of polenta (homemade or in the tube), and tapanade is my favorite topping.

      1. c
        carolb33 Feb 12, 2013 03:43 AM

        Thanks! You've given me some good ideas.

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          sr44 Feb 10, 2013 10:20 AM

          With lamb.

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            maxie Feb 10, 2013 09:59 AM

            I like it on grilled salmon and in roast beef sandwiches

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              hotoynoodle Feb 12, 2013 08:04 AM

              over swordfish too.

              over roasted veggies.

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                Rach321 Feb 12, 2013 03:24 PM

                I like it with salmon too. I spread it over the top of raw salmon, skin side down, and bake it.

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              thimes Feb 10, 2013 08:26 AM

              I'm assuming your tapenade is a traditional olive tapenade . . .

              spread on sandwiches (a la muffaletta)
              tossed with pasta
              mix with cheese and stuff chicken breasts

              Anything that you'd like with olives you can essentially sub in tapenade . . .

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