Wonder what hors d’oevres the Hollywood set nibbled on at the Academy Awards after party? A plethora of Wolfgang Puck creations, of course! The blog Teamsuger.com has a thorough Oscar night menu listed on their site, several recipes included. If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be famous, try serving these celebrity-worthy morsels! You’ll be met with rave reviews.
1 cup Nicoise olives, pitted
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
1 cup small green French olives (Picholine), pitted
1 tablespoon capers
1 garlic clove
1 anchovy fillet
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
(Crostini, recipe follows)
- In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, except the olive oil and crostini.
- Using the pulse button, process until coarsely chopped and well blended. Continue to process, slowly adding the olive oil.
- Refrigerate in a covered container.
- Spread on homemade crostini, recipe follows.
Croutons for Crostini
1 French-bread baguette, sliced into rounds
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tbls olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Arrange bread slices on 2 baking sheets. Bake bread until crisp and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Rub remaining 2 garlic cloves over 1 side of each crouton.
- Lightly brush croutons with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Serve croutons warm or at room temperature with dips. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cool croutons completely; store in airtight container at room temperature.)
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