What are taggiasca olives

What are taggiasca olives

What are taggiasca olives

Published : 10/24/2017 15:13:23
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Taggiasca olives derive their name and fame from the town of Taggia, located in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria. Being of large size, of low weight, and an ovoid shape, they exude a robust and distinct flavor. Taggiasca olives are a favorite for antipasti and are widely used in pasta and fish dishes.

Black olives

Black olives owe their name to the color they have when they are picked as fully ripe. Color poses a major difference between them and the green olives. Black olives are also less bitter and denser than green ones. They can be divided into three different types:Gaeta olives originate from Lazio, and have a mild flavor and a wrinkled look. Saracena olives are an ancient olive cultivar from Sicily. They are small and black, and usually salt cured. Taggiasca olives, that we have already introduced.

Taggiasca olive in Italian dishes

Taggiasca olives in Italian dishes can be used to top several types of food. You can prepare salad-based dishes or top grill fish, steak, vegetables, according to your personal tastes. Due to their nature, Taggiasca olives can match any kind of dish. Especially the starters.

Taggiasca olives in Italian starters

Spaghetti alla chitarra are one of the most popular Italian starters topped with taggiasca olives. They are made with ragù, capers, tomatoes and black olive paste. They have quite a peculiar and distinctive flavour. You may also want to enjoy taggiasca olives with fresh bread. You can spread the past upon the surface of breadstick, or you can enjoy it as a simple mash. If you're fond of other types of olives, you can try out the Sicilian olive salad. Olive salad is a famous appetizer. It consists of a salad made from green olives, black olives, olive oil, carrots, celery, onions, sweet peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. It is used to make a sandwich named Muffuletta, adding to it layers of mortadella, salami, ham and mozzarella.

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