Thanksgiving is here, and that means so is party hosting. While some may dread the thought of entertaining, others already have a game plan. For many, a charcuterie plate is the obvious answer for keeping ravenous guests busy until the turkey comes out of the oven (or for me, ham, don’t judge). But what about thinking outside the plate? Many of the usual charcuterie suspects can find other uses in the kitchen, including olives. The Mediterranean diet staple can impart unique flavors into classic holiday dishes, for a truly memorable meal.
An estimated 90 percent of Americans will be eating turkey on Thanksgiving, according to a study by the University of Illinois. Over 50 million turkeys are set to hit the oven (or deep fryer) this Thursday, but with new food trends gaining steam and more families opting for meat-free meals, the door is open for taste innovations, according to a press release.
Olives From Spain touts the ease and exceptional flavor of European olives as an ingredient for traditional holiday dishes. Consumers don’t have to bend over backwards to think of innovative ways to spin the old classics, the addition of olives adds a distinctiveness that will surely impress guests.
Though the turkey may hold center stage, the side dishes are what round out the cast. New vegetable options can be elevated with the addition of a little something extra. Manzanilla, Hojiblanca, Queen, stuffed with Pimento—the wide variety of olives includes not just different flavors, but different formats—whole, sliced, pitted, and stuffed, with hundreds of different dressings to boost the flavor.
Some recommended uses include:
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