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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pecan and Applewood Cold Smoked Olive Tapenade

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 :))


LindaG said...


Is that soap you're curing with the olives?
Just curious. Oh, it's probably cheese, isn't it?
Thanks for sharing this.
Have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!

Isolated01 said...

That looks great, but I have to ask. Do you have an olive tree or use canned olives?

Jim said...

You know what I have been looking for a good recipe for Salteen Type Crackers. I have never been able to find one. Do you have one?
I actually had a friend (died trgically 5 years ago) who was a 5 star chef and he did not even know of a recipe.
Also, I bet that smoked salmon would go good with the olives .
Just thought I would ask. Merry Christmas.
Jim Dorchak

Chris said...

ha ha ha, laughing at your cracker comment!!

Old Smoke said...

Well Jeanie
I guess I need to put a smoke house on my get it done list. Many years ago dad and I made a cold smoker out of an old "ice box", finally rusted away.
My neighbor taught me how to cure/can green olives. The last batch is about gone. I will do more next year. If ya have access to green olives I'll send ya the recipe. I add dried red peppers (pepitos?) or garlic cloves. They are great! The jerky turned out great I posted a thread on the Brethren. Have a great week and if I don't talk to ya before, a Merry Christmas also.

cowgirl said...

lol Linda it does look like soap! :)
It was cheese. :)
Thanks, hope you have a great week and a wonderful Christmas too!

cowgirl said...

lol tree! It's good to see you, hope you had a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by too! :)

cowgirl said...

Jim sorry to hear about your friend.
I used to have a recipe.. didn't make them often but they were tasty. I'll see if I can find it.
Your idea of smoked salmon sound great. Thanks!
Hope you have a Merry Christmas too. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Chris...Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Rick your olives sound delicious! Wish I had access to a tree here. :)
Good to see ya, hope you have a wonderful Christmas to.
Thanks Rick! :)

Farmchick said...

Wow...that looks really good! Hope you can stop by my farm and say hi. :)

lisa said...

Sure wish I could take a drive over and have a taste! I love black olives and so does my son. We could eat them by the handfuls!

cowgirl said...

Lisa you and your son would fit right in here.. we went through tons of these black olives during deer season. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Farmchick!