Tag: olives

Fennel, Mushroom, Olive and Beef Ragout over Polenta

Ingredients: for the ragout: 1 1/2 lb crimini mushrooms, sliced 2 bulbs fennel, sliced into half-moons 1 red onion, sliced into half-moons 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 1/4 lb cubed sirloin or stew beef superfine flour (like Wondra) quart beef stock 1/4 cup (drained) kalamata olives 1 tablespoon coarse herbs […]

Midsummer Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup (dry) orzo 2 ears’ worth corn kernels 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into half-moons 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 4 oz baby arugula, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled feta 3 tablespoons sherry […]

How-to: Sweet & Savory Blue Cheese Boards

You can’t beat a cheese board for holiday entertaining! Litehouse approached me to create a cheese board using their center cut cheese, which is cut from the center of a cheese wheel that has been aged 100 days,  and I jumped at the chance. I love having snacks for dinner and assembling […]

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb salt cod 2 1/1 lb Russet potatoes, peeled 1 large or 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/4 inch half moons 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1/3 cup black olives Directions: 2-3 days before you want to make the dish, place the cod […]

Cauliflower Salad with Marinated Artichokes and Olives

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives (in brine) 1 jarred marinated artichoke, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 large handful curly parsley, chopped 1/4 cup marinade from the artichoke jar juice of 1 lemon […]

Greek-esque Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients: 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets 1/2 cup halved kalamata olives 1/2 crumbed feta 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning salt freshly ground black pepper red pepper flakes Directions: […]

Portuguese Style Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained 1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Yukon Gold) 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1/2 red onion, diced 1/3 cup Kalamata olives in oil, drained 12 oz good quality canned tuna (drained if in water–see thoughts) 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]

Vaguely Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp, halved 1 carrot, diced 1/4 cup halved Kalamata olives 1 seedless cucumber, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup crumbled feta 10 oz cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar salt […]

Smoked Olive Egg Salad

Ingredients: 7 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4-1/3 cup sliced smoked olives* 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard (powder) freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a small bowl. Set aside. Remove one […]