Kalamata Olives Whipped in Sour Cream
When you have invited your friends over for dinner at the last moment, and don’t know what to serve them, you can whip up this simple four ingredient Galaxy Gas Nitrous Recipe: Kalamata Olives Whipped in Sour Cream in minutes. This classic Mediterranean dip goes best with unsalted crackers, as the Kalamata olives are already brined so the dip has a salty touch. Bagel chips, pita chips, tortilla chips, vegetable sticks and water crackers also taste great with Kalamata sour cream. If you feel the color is not much appealing, add a little bit of green or red peppers. Chilies also add a twist of spice in case you are a spice lover, and you will get a nicely different dip. This recipe is not just tasty – it’s addictive, once you start you won’t stop. The Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser makes it very light, airy and frothy in texture. And there are no set rules regarding how to use this dip. It totally depends on how you love it. Use it as a spread on your sandwich or pita roll in place of mayonnaise, as the dip is ultimately healthy and nutritious.
- Olive oil – ½ cup
- Sour cream – 1 cup
- Kalamata olives – 125 grams
- Water – ¼ cup
- Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser - 1
- Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Charger - 1
- Make a smooth puree of deseeded olives, water, sour cream, and olive oil in a blender.
- Pour this mixture into a Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser through a sieve and funnel.
- Attach one Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Charger, charge the dispenser, and shake vigorously to infuse the nitrous oxide.
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours and enjoy.
What are Kalamatas?
Kalamatas are Greek olives that are named for their place of origin. Kalamata is a town in Greece where their history dates back to five thousand years. Kalamatas are packed with intense flavor that is not overly strong. These medium-sized olives have thick flesh and are used to enhance the flavor of a great number of dishes. Kalamatas are carefully hand-picked from their plants when ripe. Then they are slit, cured in brine, and packaged in vinegar. They are easy to pit. They are commonly used in Greek salads that contain feta cheese, cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes.
How to choose the best Kalamata?
If you want to add fresh kalamatas to your recipes, keep these points in mind. They should be free from bruises and blemishes. Choose clean and plump kalamatas with shiny skins and moist flesh. You can also buy pitted kalamatas for convenience.
How to prepare kalamatas for this recipe?
Bring the olives to room temperature. Drain the brine solution before adding them to the recipe. To pit the olives, simply whack them with the knife’s flat side and then remove the pit.
How to store the Kalamata olives?
Store the Kalamatan olives in the fridge in their brine; you can also keep them sprinkled with olive oil if you don’t have their brine.
What do Kalamatas look like?
You can easily recognize Kalamatas because of their oval shape and dark purple color. They have an intense flavor. If the olives are not harvested at the right time, they may remain bitter (underripe) or get tasteless (overripe).
Why are Kalamata olives always brined?
It is not easy to eat raw Kalamata olives due to their bitter flavor. It is necessary to soak them in brine to initiate a fermentation process that develops their rich, meaty flavor. They have a delicious tangy flavor due to the vinegar in which they are preserved.
For more flavorful brine, thyme, chilies, or bitters are also added. Kalamatas can be pitted or used with pits. Stuffing them with feta cheese, garlic and anchovies make them more palatable.
Can you replace kalamata olives with black olives?
Though they are quite similar in color, black olives and kalamata olives are quite different. As their flavor is noticeably different, you can’t use them in place of each other in a recipe. Kalamata olives have a stronger flavor than black olives.
What are the benefits of Kalamata olives?
When it comes to nutrition, Kalamata olives are packed with goodness. They contain several vitamins and minerals essential for growth and metabolism. As they are packed with healthy oils and antioxidants, frequent use of Kalamata olives is associated with reduced heart diseases and certain cancers.
How are Kalamata olives used in dishes?
Kalamata olives are a part of Mediterranean cuisine in which they are served as a classic appetizer with feta cheese. They are an essential constituent of Greek salads. Add in tapenades and spread on warm toasted pita bread. You will find them stuffed on veggie pizzas and Italian subs.
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