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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!

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    thimes RE: carolb33 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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      maxie RE: carolb33 Feb 10, 2013 09:59 AM

      I like it on grilled salmon and in roast beef sandwiches

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        hotoynoodle RE: maxie Feb 12, 2013 08:04 AM

        over swordfish too.

        over roasted veggies.

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          Rach321 RE: hotoynoodle 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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        sr44 RE: carolb33 Feb 10, 2013 10:20 AM

        With lamb.

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          carolb33 RE: carolb33 Feb 12, 2013 03:43 AM

          Thanks! You've given me some good ideas.

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            WNYamateur RE: carolb33 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. rcallner RE: carolb33 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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