Every Refrigerator Needs Tapenade

     It’s always good to have some tapenade on hand to add flavor to dishes or to spread on crackers when unexpected guests arrive. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah all are good wine matches.



* 12 oz. pitted black olives

* 4 oz. capers

* 4 to 8 oz. extra virgin olive oil

* 2 oz. anchovies

* 4 cloves garlic, peeled

* Juice of 1 lemon

* 4 oz. canned tuna (optional)

* 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme or herbes de Provence (optional)

* 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)

* 1 oz. brandy (optional)


     Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse to desired consistency.

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