Tapenade

This briny and bold-tasting Mediterranean sauce is ideal for roast lamb.

Tapenade
This briny and bold-tasting Mediterranean sauce is ideal for roast lamb.
Yield: makes About 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 34 cup pitted dry-cured black olives
  • 6 drained oil-packed anchovy filets
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 14 cup rinsed salted capers
  • 8 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon or orange juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Into a food processor put olives, anchovies, garlic, almonds, capers, and 2 tbsp. of the oil. Purée ingredients; add 6 more tbsp. oil a little at a time.
  2. Season sauce with lemon or orange juice and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate overnight before serving.