Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:01 PM
I have a particular fondness for stuffed green manzanillas and I like them with martinis.
Notice I said "with" and not "in", because I've found that keeping them aside, allows me a sip of martini, then an olive, repeat as necessary.
Fortunately, I found some tiny shot glasses that hold about 2/3 oz, or I'd be blotto half the time. I call them Mini-Tinis.
1 part dry Martini Italian vermouth
4 parts Bombay Sapphire or Tanq gin
Combine (I use a water bottle) and place in freezer. If your freezer is cold enough, you get a Martini Squishy.
Serve in tiny glasses with olives back.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:36 PM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:23 PM
Stuff uncooked rigatoni noodles (or other hollow noodle of choice) with mixture and arrange in one layer in casserole.
Cover generously with light tomato sauce, then a layer of Mozzarella.
Bake at 325° F until everything is bubbly and noodles are cooked.
Green or black olives can be used and the cheese can be varied, too.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:29 PM
There are a lot of different recipes but it all comes down to an oily salad of chopped olives, herbs, garlic, olive oil and usually sun dried tomatoes soaking into a big loaf of Italian bread. Usually the sandwich is made of cured, sliced meats and provolone. The olive mixture is spread right on both sides of the loaf and the sandwich toppings are in the middle.
It's a great picnic meal since it gets better as it sits, the olive salad soaks into the bread and makes it soft and fragrant.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:36 PM
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