Thursday, May 17, 2012

Antipasto Becomes a Meal

The word antipasto means before the meal, but in this case it is the meal. I am such a sucker for olive bars and all things cured and pickled, so a number of spontaneous pickled purchases (say that quickly three times!) left me with a refrigerator full of goodies. Most of them have long shelf lives and add spice to pastas, pizzas and such so not much goes to waste. One night last week I decided to assemble a plate of antipasto to proceed a meal of grilled steak. It became quite obvious that this plate of pleasures would be enough food to  feed us, so we held off on the steak and added bread and wine for a easy, fun dinner. The cast of food characters included Calabrese Salami, leftover grilled shrimp, kimchi, garlic stuffed green olives, kalamata olives, marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes with balsamic and olive oil. Buona mangia! Luciano: Sono così rubare la tua ricetta pizza fritta!
  Antipasto Antipasto Meal


Chilebrown said...

I love the addition of Kimchi. Bravo! I used to love the anitpasto plate at the Union Hotel Occidental back in the day. The best and biggest antipasto plate we have ever had was at Rao's Las Vegas. We wasted a lot of food that night. It was huge and delicous. This is a copy and paste from their menu.

Antipasto Della Casa
Prosciutto di Parma, Mild Sopresata, Rao’s Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Marinated Artichokes,
Buffalo Mozzarella, Sliced Tomatoes, Grana Padano and Gorgonzola Cheese over Dressed Arugula

Greg said...

Chilebrown-Thanks! Never made it to the Union Hotel. To be included in the same paragraph as Rao's makes me happy. I only charged Avril $5... I should raise my prices. :)

Zoomie said...

Lovely dinner for a warm spring evening. Now, all you need is the warm spring evening. :-)

Greg said...

Zoomie- Good old San Fran weather :) I would not have it any other way.

cookiecrumb said...

I immediately needed my own antipasto plate after seeing yours. Such good eating.
(I'm able to access comments now; I think the problem is on my end.)

Greg said...

cookiecrumb- Antipasto covers a lot of territory. Throw whatever you want on plate and call AP. It there a chance you have a virus on you puter? I got an email that appeared to be from you with a link that took me to bad places. My antivirus stopped it but it took me by surprise.

cookiecrumb said...

Yes, Greg, I've been hacked, and now I guess I've added your address to the dirty list. So sorry. I changed my password, and it seemed to help for a while, but the monsters attacked again today. It's not a virus, I'm pretty sure. Sigh.

Greg said...

cookiecrumb- taser all of them!