Recipe – Appetizers

Portuguese Olive Tapenade
from the heart of my dear Friend

1 jar of stuffed green olives–size depends
2 cans of pitted black olives
1oz or so of sundried tomatoes in oil
Lots of crushed garlic
A dash of hot pepper flakes
Dry Herbs: basil, dill, oregano
2 sprigs or more of fresh basil
1 Tbsp.balsamic vinegar
Fresh grated Romano or Parmesan cheese (not too much)
Marsala wine, or dry sherry or any light alcohol for cooking
Portuguese olive oil( has a special flavor)

Above are the ingredients and rough proportions. This should be fun and inventive –so play with this recipe. You can process finely or coarsely, as you prefer. I like to process both olives, fresh basil and tomatoes separately then gently combine. That way the color stays brighter and to my taste, more appetizing.