Fratelli Perata Winery

Capers and Kalamata Appetizer

Our Tre Sorelle is named after our daughters, who are individuals in their own right. Variations to the theme are a good thing, keeping life vital and fun. Here is an alternative to muffaletto; an olive based recipe with the spiciness to refresh your appetite.

A food processor makes easy work of this. The rich peppery flavors work well with the Tre Sorelle.

2 cups Kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup capers
4 cloves garlic
Thyme, ground
Olive oil

Pit olives if necessary: place on board, squash with edge of large knife, remove pit. Place in food processor. Add drained capers, garlic. Whirl quickly until all are chopped, as in a large mince.

Place in jar or container to age. Add to teaspoon Thyme, stir, and top with olive oil. 

Let sit overnight in the refrigerator. To serve, bring to room temperature and spread on crackers or French bread.