I have a question about the recipe "Black Olive Butter" from Emma Laperruque. Where do you source the pitted oilcured black olives? I do not want to use Kalmatas.
Hi! I've found them in a couple places: In a jar, near other jarred olives in the supermarket. In a bulk antipasto section in a supermarket like Whole Foods, near the cheese.
Thank you for the speedy reply. I’ve checked everywhere here in Seattle. Even the Paris/Madrid grocer! Even Amazon.com -no luck!
Did you try Trader Joe's?
Here's the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=oil-cured+black+olives
You should try Amazon again, I searched oil cured black olives and a huge selection popped up.
Thank you Victoria, I checked Amazon and found Roland Brand black olive paste that seems like it would be perfect since already pitted other than it doesn’t indicate that the olives were oil cured. I’m afraid this product maybe more like “ripe” black olives without the intense flavor that this recipe seems to rely on. The other product I located was also offered by Roland. It said “oil cured pitted olives” they were black and came in a 5 lb. bag. Which product do you think would make the better ingredient for this recipe?
Thank you for your responses!
If you search oil cured black olives, you will see more choices. I don't have an opinion which you should use. I would think you could find them at World Market or some other local store. My local Safeway has an olive bar in the deli, I don't know what types they have.
Berry Baby- Yes i did, they don’t carry oil cured olives. Thank you for the suggestion!
I find them at whole foods, either at the olive bar or in a jar on the shelf with other olives.
I would swap in any small dark intense olive instead.
Or you can order these online
The roland olive paste mentioned is not what you want.
Another option is get the refrigerated olive tapenade at trader joe’s and drain it to use, it’s made from an intense mix of olives and will work well for this recipe