But by rounding the meal off with tender, grilled skirt steak paired with a black olive
aioli ($13), then the slab of Seal Bay cheese, a red wine was definitely called for.
Brunch fare can be as simple as some perfect scrambled eggs (``an absolute slice of heaven'') or as fancy as a ricotta tart with tomatoes, basil and black olives
Ingredients: 700g new potatoes, unpeeled; 75ml olive oil; 75g pitted black olives
, shredded; 2 level tbsp chopped flat-leafed parsley; 200g/7oz feta cheese, crumbled
HALIBUT STEAKS WITH CITRUS, WATERCRESS, AND BLACK OLIVES
INGREDIENTS: 2 medium aubergines, cut into thick slices; 4 tbspns olive oil; grated zest and juice from one lemon; 2 cloves garlic, crushed For the salad: 24 black olives
, pitted and roughly chopped; 1 small red onion, diced; quarter cucumber, diced; 4 vine tomatoes, diced; 85g feta cheese, diced; 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped; 2 tbspn olive oil; one bunch of mint; juice half a lemon
1 cup pitted, chopped Greek OR Italian black olives
OR pitted ripe olives
Ingredients: 2 medium aubergines; Extra Virgin Olive Oil; 2 medium onions; 2x300g can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained; handful of basil leaves, chopped; 1 clove garlic, crushed; 3 red peppers; 100g feta cheese, crumbled; 25g black olives
, pitted Method: Heat the oven to gas mark 6.
The kitchen produces a fine smoked fish terrine (whitefish and salmon, $7) layered with spinach and enhanced with roasted sweet pepper and black olives
95) topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, black olives
and a restrained sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese, wasn't too bad on one occasion.
However, it had lots of sauce and a good mix of toppings including sausage, pepperoni, green and red peppers, black olives
, roasted onions and a blend of cheeses.
Top with pimiento-cheese spread and garnish with assorted faces made with black olives
, corn kernels or whatever strikes your fancy.
Ingredients: Genoa salami, spicy capocollo, roma tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, black olives
, pepperoncinis, mushrooms, and a blend of cheeses.
Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, parsley, some black olives
and pomegranate seeds.
INGREDIENTS For the risotto: 100g skinless smoked mackerel, bones removed and flaked; 1tbsp olive oil; 1 onion, finely chopped; 175g arborio or risotto rice; Approx 600ml hot salt-free vegetable stock; 1/2 x 300g can of mushy peas For Herman's features: 100g skinless smoked mackerel fillets, bones removed and cut into 4 pieces; 8 steamed broccoli florets; 4 mini mozzarella balls, halved; 2 black olives
, chopped into small pieces METHOD 1.
INGREDIENTS 1/2 cucumber 1/2 small watermelon, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm cubes 200g good-quality feta cheese, crumbled into small cubes 50g pitted black olives
in oil, halved 1 small bunch of mint, chopped For the dressing: 4tbsp olive oil (or oil reserved from the olives) Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.