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Sicilian green olives- what on earth can I do with them?

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lborgia Thu 26-Mar-20 03:39:52

Right, completely unnecessary to the world, but I've acquired a pot of green olives, that I'm not keen on. I like black olives, I can probably slice a few of these onto a pizza... but anyone got an idea for something delicious in the way of a main meal?

Our local private supermarket (not UK!), has added an Express box to its online delivery. It's amazing. I couldn't get out for food, and this arrived in two days... they tell you there'll be this much meat, some kind of eggs, some kind of milk etc. Etc., and a ton of fruit and veg.. but you can't specify.

3 huge boxes of food, and the olives are the only thing I'm a bit meh about. Oh, and giant couscousenvy <not a fan. Always think of snail eggs or something...

Anyway, olives?

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Raffathebear Thu 26-Mar-20 06:20:14

Diced with lemon butter spaghetti
With feta or ricotta cheese as stuffing for puff pastry triangles
Olives, tomatoes and cod bake
Tofu blended with chopped olives as a dip or sandwich filler
Olive and chicken or pork meatballs with giant couscous salad
Olive kebabs
Greek salad with the olives
As snack with martini or whatever booze

Ricekrispie22 Thu 26-Mar-20 06:35:13

This is delicious www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/balsamic-pork-olives

lborgia Thu 26-Mar-20 11:44:12

Thank you so much both, they're all great ideas... I'll have to pick a couple!

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maslinpan Fri 27-Mar-20 13:33:06

Always good added to a Moroccan tagline.

Jobseeker19 Fri 27-Mar-20 13:34:59

Make moroccan lemon and olive chicken.
www.cookingwithalia.com/366-chicken-with-olives-and-preserved-lemons/

Sgtmajormummy Fri 27-Mar-20 13:38:11

Slice them into rings and add to a simple tomato pasta sauce (not bolognaise).

BlackForestCake Fri 27-Mar-20 18:35:50

Put them in a martini, obviously

lborgia Sat 28-Mar-20 07:00:36

@BlackForestCake - that would be about 12 martinis in a weekwink

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CountFosco Sat 28-Mar-20 07:07:43

God we add olives to loads of things, I stockpiled them before brexit. Beef Ragout, pasta with a tomato and pepper sauce, pizza, just as a snack, tapenade. So good for adding a depth of flavour to savoury dishes.

lborgia Sun 29-Mar-20 13:05:20

Yes, I know how they workhmm I just happen to really like black ones, and not really like green ones, so was looking for some inspiration. Thanks for Moroccan ideas, they're good too.

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biddybid73 Sun 29-Mar-20 13:07:09

Make a tapenade? Will keep for ages and nice on crackers or toast; topping fish or chicken

Aufgehts Sun 29-Mar-20 22:46:15

Definitely in a pasta sauce. Green olives go beautifully with tomato, garlic and lemon/citrus flavours. Maybe add a bit of chilli for a kick.

NChangeForNoReason Sun 29-Mar-20 22:52:28

Make bread and pop them in that?

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