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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Small Bites~ Olives

It is Jerry's turn to choose this weeks Small Bite. I think his trip to Greece may have helped in this decision.. the Small Bite this week is Olives!
I found a recipe that included the sweet flavor of fennel and the saltiness of olives. This is wonderful when served warm on chunks of bread.

Baked Fennel and Olive
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
4 Tbs olive oil
1 cup kalamata olive, pitted
1/2 cup red wine
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
3 Tbs Italian bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350° Thinly slice fennel, saute with garlic in 2 Tbs olive oil until tender. Combine with olives, red wine and remaining olive oil. Top with bread crumbs. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes until heated through. Serve warm with chunks of bread. Next time I will make it ahead of time and wait a while to put it in the oven.
Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Mushrooms ~~~


lululu said...

Awwwwwwwwwww.....perfect tapa feast!

Baked Alaska said...

Your recipe sounds really good. I love anything with fennel in it.

nancyhol said...

Sounds like a great recipe, one I want to try sometime. Thanks, Sandi!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

LuLuLu~ all of these olive treats together would be a tapa feast.
Cindy Ruth~ I bet you like the black jelly beans too.
Nancy~ We have lots of new recipes to try

Fifi Flowers said...

That looks YUMMY... I'm NOW starving!!!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Oh gosh, I never developed a taste for olives....:( But it does look delish.

Thanks for dropping by and the kind comments about the desk!

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing! I have fennel in the fridge and lots of olives . . . hmmm. . . .

Meals by Misty said...

I keep reading these recipes that call for fennel and I have never even bought fennel! Never tasted it. I guess I'm sorta intimidated by it! I need to get out more and experiment!

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