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 1/4 to 1/2 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.