Recipes

Couscous and Spring Peas, Olive Flavored

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Darlene States Mutolo.  1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup Penna Dirty Martini Mix 1 cup Couscous 1 cup spring peas… 1TBS Penna Crema Verde 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 pepper Pecorino Romano Cheese … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs with Olive Spreads

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Brenda Searle. Crema verde? Crema negro? I like both – just add to taste with a bit of olive oil or mayo for a new flavor in deviled eggs! Jazz up your … Continue reading

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Michael Barger. First experiment with Crema Verde foodie shipment. This is for stuffed baby portobello mushroom appetizers . 1.5 tbsp Penna Crema Verde … 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp Italian seasoning … Continue reading

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Greek Olive Omelets

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Master Chef Richard Campbell. I have been making the Greek olive omelets. First I beat three eggs. Then I add a splash of Sandeman’s sherry, heavy cream, light pinch of sea salt, … Continue reading

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Silvia’s Citrus Marinated Olives

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Silvia Banocy. Ingredients 2 c Black Olives (canned, which Penna doesn’t sell) or you could substitute Penna’s Spicy Black Ripe Pitted Olives. 1 c Penna Lemon Citrus Sevillano Pitted Olives Marinade Ingredients:  5 cloves … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tuna & Dried Olives

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Peggy Droesch. Pasta with Tuna & Dried Olives, (adapted from a New York Times recipe by Martha Rose Shulman)  Peggy has since fine tuned this recipe, for the latest, go here. Serves … Continue reading

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Olivasecca Mayo/Dip

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Chieko Thompson. Homemade mayo/dip with Olivasecca Dry Pitted Olives and minced green onion. Use as a sandwich spread, dip, or in place of tartar sauce. Olives were marinated in balsamic vinegar first.  I … Continue reading

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Cheese and Olive Stuffed Meatballs

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Brenda Searle. Ingredients & Directions: 9 large premium Seville-style olives, such as Penna Italian Style Pitted Olives* 2 oz Italian melting cheese, such as provolone Dice cheese, stuff into olives Mix … 1 … Continue reading

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Tempura Spicy Beans

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Jewel Craig. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tbsp. corn starch Seasoned to taste – I used cayenne and salt… Penna’ s Spicy Beans 1 – 1 & 1/2 cups cold club soda … Continue reading

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Olivasecca, Date and Prosciutto Plugs

This recipe was created by one of our Foodies, Cookie Kelly. Ingredients: Medjool Dates Penna Preserved Meyer Lemons Penna Olivasecca Dried Olives Prosciutto di Parma Fresh Rosemary Sprigs Directions: Slit the dates and remove the pits. Put three-four olivasecca and … Continue reading

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Olivasecca No-Knead Bread

This recipe is from one of our Foodies, Jewel Craig. This is the basic recipe for no-knead bread. You can add herbs, etc., or leave out extra ingredients for a plain boule. It takes approximately 5 minutes to have this … Continue reading

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Warm Kale Salad with Bacon and Olivasecca Olives

From one of our Foodies, Kristina Cool. Ingredients: 12 oz washed and trimmed kale, cut into bite sized pieces (baby kale will result in a more tender salad) 6 slices of bacon 2/3 cups sun dried tomatoes, halved… 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Dried Olive Appetizer

From one of our Foodies, Peter Gwailo. Ingredients: Chopped salt cured blacks, aka Olivasecca Chopped green salad olives, or any of our pitted olives, chopped * Diced garlic… Rosemary Olive oil Lemon zest and juice Feta or Blue Cheese Let marinade 24 … Continue reading

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Parmesan-Asiago Pasta Salad

Ingredients: Tri-Color Rotini pasta 16 oz. bag or box 1/2 of 9 oz. jar of Penna Parmesan-Asiago Dip/Spread (can use whole jar for a cheesier flavor) 1/2 lb of dried salami, cut into 1/4 inch slices, then dice finely (about … Continue reading

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Spicy Green Beans, Olivasecca and Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 3 tomatoes 1 jar of Penna Spicy Pickled Beans 1 cup fresh mozzarella cut into cubes… ¼ cup Penna Olivasecca Olives 1 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste Penna Varietal Blend Olive Oil Directions: 1. Cut tomatoes … Continue reading

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Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients: One 16-ounce package rotini (spiral) pasta One 10 oz. jar Italian Deli Mix One 16 oz. jar Bernstein’s Cheese Fantastico! Dressing 1/2 lb. thin sliced dry salami Marinated artichoke hearts, as many as you like Directions: Cook pasta according … Continue reading

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Home Olive Canning the Safe Way

Got Fresh Green or Fresh Black olives to cure? The University of California Davis does a great job of explaining safe methods for home canning that reduces or eliminates the chance of Botulism. Check out their PDF: “Olives: Safe Methods for … Continue reading

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Rice with Olives and Beef

Ingredients: 1 cup of beef cut in small cubes 1 cup long grain rice washed and soaked 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon flour Salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon black pepper … Continue reading

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Sicilian Olive Salad

 Sicilian Olive Salad Ingredients: 5 lbs. Penna Whole Sicilian Olives (already cured, available in bulk) 1/2 Tbs. Anise 1 Tbs. Crushed Red Pepper 3 oz. Wine Vinegar (or substitute for your favorite flavor of Vinegar) 5 oz. Olive Oil 1/2 Large … Continue reading

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Lye Process For Green-Ripe Olives (for curing fresh olives)

This process will produce straw-yellow to green or brown olives. Choose fruit that is green, straw-colored, or cherry-red. Do not use black-ripe fruit because it is likely to become soft when pickled. We do sell fresh green olives in season, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Partida Style Recipe (for curing 2.5 lbs of green fresh olives)

The following recipe is one of the oldest to evolve from the Mediterranean region where olives are consumed as a staple and every day fare. By following this recipe, the preparer of these olives can achieve a finished product that … Continue reading

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Fresh Black Olive Cures (for curing black fresh olives)

Water Cure/Brine Cure We sell fresh black olives for home curing when they are in season. Cut olives length-ways, two cuts to about 1/8 inch into the meat. Soak in water for 8 to 10 days, changing water daily. A … Continue reading

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Cure your own OLIVES

By Mel White January/February 1976 One of the first things I noticed when I moved into my apartment in Chula Vista, California-a few miles south of San Diego-was the fine old olive trees growing among the landscaped shrubbery and lawns … Continue reading

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