It's a big title for such a little bite. :)
I love this stuff... almost as much as I love smoked bacon wrapped bacon.
I cold smoked a couple of batches of black olives in the smokehouse right before deer season.
Actually the first batch went so fast a second one was needed. lol
Regular ole black olives work the best. Oil cured olives do not take on the smoke flavor as well.
I made some smoked garlic olives by combining the smoked olives, 2 cloves of minced garlic and about 1 TBs of oil in a jar. Shake well and keep chilled. I love these things too.....
For the tapenade I combine minced smoked olives, minced scallions, minced garlic, olive oil, coarse salt, cracked black pepper, sometimes capers. All amounts to taste.
I love this stuff! ...and my favorite way to eat it is sittin' on a saltine. (the tapenade...not me :))