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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tapenade Dip

Are you planning a Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve? This would make a lovely dip to serve with raw vegetables. Another make ahead! Can't have too many of those during the holidays.

Tapenade Dip
about 10 servings if you have other appetizers
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1 (6 1/2-ounce can white solid-pack tuna fish, drained
2 anchovy filets
1 tablespoon anchovy oil
4 tablespoon chopped ripe olives
1/2 small onion, grated
1 clove garlic crushed
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup cubed cooked potatoes (Don't leave this out: contributes to smooth texture)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Juice of 1 small lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Put all ingredients into container of electric blender and blend until smooth. I use the food processor.


  1. i am going to make this right now! the blog tech is going to a feast of the seven fishes and he can take this along with your crab!

  2. this is terrific! i just made it and i can't wait for everyone to try it. i tweaked it a bit and will post it tomorrow!

  3. I love this, and would never have guessed it had potatoes in it - how funny!


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