I love the olive dipping sauce that accompanies the fries at the Bistro at Nordstrom in International Plaza. Does anyone have that recipe? Kim Odom, Odessa
Debbie Zomermaand of Tampa saw Kim's request and sends the recipe that appeared in the Nordstrom cookbook, Friends & Family: Heartwarming Recipes for Your Table (Chronicle Books, 2003). It is an easy dip to make. I purchased pitted kalamata olives in the deli at Publix. If you've never roasted garlic before, it's easy. Take a head of garlic and slice the top off, exposing the tips of the cloves. Leave the head intact. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool and squeeze softened garlic into a food processor. This dip is a bit tangy because of the olives and lemon juice. This recipe makes a lot but it would also be nice as a dip for some vegetables or as a spread on a sandwich. Think about it for a Super Bowl gathering.
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