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Patricia Wells’ Black Olive Tapenade


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Ingredients

20 portion(s)

tapenade ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, choose a big, fat juicy one for best results
  • 250 grams whole Greek pitted olives, (the black wrinkly ones) - or - 180 g pitted black brine-cured olives
  • 25 grams anchovy fillets, in oil, drained.(if using salted anchovies, first cover with milk and soak for 15 minutes to remove some of the salt)
  • 15 grams caper berries
  • 1 tsp smooth French Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp fresh thyme leaves, one sprig)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, (one sprig; optional but really good)

to emulsify the tapenade

  • 90 grams extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, several turns
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Recipe's preparation

    Peel the garlic! and chop your ingredients
  1. 1. Peel your garlic, 4 seconds/Speed 4 ½ /Reverse Blade Function Counter-clockwise operation. Cancel your Reverse Blade Function No counter-clockwise operation tmrc_emoticons.;-) Remove and discard skins. Add all other ingredients except the oil and pepper and process 10 seconds/Speed 7 or until you get a thick paste.

  2. Emulsify the tapenade
  3. Place a jug or a bowl on top of your Thermomix lid and weigh in the olive oil. With the blades of the Thermomix running at Speed 4 and the measuring cup turned bottom up, slowly pour the olive oil onto the lid and let it drip through the gap until fully incorporated. This will take about a minute. Stop and scrape the sides of the Thermomix bowl with the spatula.

  4. Taste and add freshly ground pepper. Mix again 10 seconds/Speed 4. Turn out into a pretty bowl and serve with crudités, crusty French bread, or Bernie Brennan’s Almond and Seed Crackers, or spread it on your next leg of lamb.

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Tip

With its deep, complex flavours, Tapenade is delightful served in several ways, including spread on wholesome, chewy French bread and as a dip for crudités. It combines with lamb for a match made in heaven and can be used as a basting spread/rub for your leg or shoulder of lamb. Some firm-fleshed, flavoursome fish also stands up to black olive tapenade; at my restaurant Le Bistro du Lac in the USA I would drop a spoonful into a garlic cream sauce for grilled loin or sautéed medallions of monkfish and serve it over fresh pasta - which of course you can make in your Thermomix. Delicious!


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  • Woo hoo! Great to hear back

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 23. April 2016 - 02:11.

    Woo hoo! Great to hear back from you! And how delicious does steamed chicken breast with Patricia Wells' tapenade sound? You can also pound the chicken breasts, place them on cling film/plastic wrap and roll them into ballotins before steaming. Gorgeous ! Check out the technique here: http://www.whyisthereair.com/2012/06/01/lamb-roly-poly/

    Bon appétit with Thermomix and Why is There Air!

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  • Have tried to respond to this

    Submitted by Mich2013 on 22. April 2016 - 21:04.

    Have tried to respond to this , but for whatever reason have not been able no matter how hard I hit my iPad ......yay ,I can now , awesome meal and about to make the tapenade again to put in between 2 chicken breasts ,wrap in baking paper and steam ......will let you know how I go...

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  • So how was your

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 7. September 2015 - 22:29.

    So how was your lamb, Mich2013? Whenever I use Patricia Wells' black olive tapenade as a rub for my lamb legs and shoulders, no one can get enough tmrc_emoticons.;-) Let us know how your grey nomad parents liked it, please!

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  • Wow I was looking forward to

    Submitted by Mich2013 on 4. September 2015 - 19:16.

    Wow I was looking forward to making this recipe that I stumbled onto just after I bought a lamb shoulder and then saw that you can use it as a rub. I tasted it this afternoon amazing flavour and will be marinating my lamb tonight to slow cook tomorrow for my grey nomad parents as they pass through, it's sure to be a hit!!!

    thank you

    michelle

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  • That's great to hear, Sen! So

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 3. January 2015 - 02:19.

    That's great to hear, Sen! So glad you and your friends like it. Happy New Year and happy Thermomix cooking!

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  • Amazing. I am always asked to

    Submitted by Sen on 2. January 2015 - 08:58.

    Amazing. I am always asked to bring this dip when going to bbqs. 

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  • So glad you like this

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 21. November 2014 - 17:36.

    So glad you like this recipe, Shellymush ! The real credit goes to the fabulous Patricia Wells for choosing gorgeous ingredients in great proportions, and then to our Best Friend in the Kitchen for making it so fast and easy to make tapenade. Enjoy!

    And well done for growing and pickling your own olives. Wow! That's culinary dedication!

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com

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  • This is a fabulous recipe!  I

    Submitted by Shellymush on 21. November 2014 - 17:14.

    This is a fabulous recipe!  I grow and pickle my own olives and this is the nicest recipe I have found and  a bonus that I have plenty of thyme and rosemary in the herb garden. tmrc_emoticons.)  Thank you for sharing.   

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  • P.S. I just posted a dynamite

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 13. April 2014 - 23:50.

    P.S. I just posted a dynamite recipe for Gluten free, grain free double chocolate cookies here on the Recipe Community that will make you swoon... Check it out and let me know just how delicious you think they are!

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  • Woo hoo! I have to agree that

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 13. April 2014 - 23:48.

    Woo hoo! I have to agree that the rosemary really gives it a superb, deep flavour, and more than just with the traditional thyme. Thanks for following Why Is There Air, too  tmrc_emoticons.;)

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  • I forgot to mention how

    Submitted by emlyga on 13. April 2014 - 23:10.

    I forgot to mention how awesome the rosemary is in it tmrc_emoticons.))  Following your blog now.....

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  • Super! I'm so glad you made

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 13. April 2014 - 22:52.

    Super! I'm so glad you made this gorgeous recipe your own with a few simple tweaks. Isn't it delicious and just bursting with flavour? 

    Check out my blog for more inspirational Thermomix recipes: http://www.whyisthereair.com

    Happy Thermomix cooking!

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  • Delicious!!  I reduced the

    Submitted by emlyga on 13. April 2014 - 09:11.

    Delicious!!  I reduced the olive oil and also didn't bother soaking the anchovies (I used only 3 anchovy fillets). I will be definitely making this one again tmrc_emoticons.)  Thanks so much for posting.

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