Monday, October 24, 2005


This appetizer was something I have tried from a friend's friend Donna. Over the years, I have been canning this for friends. Oh, they really are great christmas gifts for friends. However, I took a rest because this really entailed a lot of chopping. Choppers are no help either. Now that my kids are older and are now becoming good kitchen helpers, I am back to making this. In fact, my son had a great time chopping the ingredients with his special chopper from Alaska.


1 cup of olive oil
1 head of cauliflower, finely chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 250 ml of pitted greed olives, chopped
1 can of mushroom stems, chopped
1 liter of mixed sweet pickles, chopped (save the liquid)
500 ml of hot mixed pickles , chopped)
750 ml of ketchup (quality)
1 can of anchovies, chopped
2 cans of solid tuna

Put all ingredients except tuna in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally. In the meantime, pour boiling water over the tuna to rinse. Add to mixture and simmer for 10 more minutes.Serve with crackers.

To process, make sure that your jars are sterilized. Pour cooked antipasto in jars and let boil in a large pot. Make sure that water is tree quarters of the way up the jars. Boil for at least 20 minutes. Once cool, tighten lids and store in cool dry place.


bugsybee said...

Hi Ting. I'm your opposite pala. Before I had a problem with my neck, one of the things that I enjoyed about cooking was the chopping part. I'd even volunteer my "chopping services" to friends. But obviously I can't do that anymore. So how does the "chopper from Alaska" look like? I'm curious. Might just convince me to try chopping again. :)

ting-aling said...

hi Bugsybee, it's actually called Ulu. i will post a picture later on for you.

badoggio said...

Spinach is a good substitue for gabi leaves to make laing.

badoggio said...

Ting-aling! Do you have the recipe for candinga from Bicol? Tks.

anneski:) said...

badoggio, i'm part bikolana, and from what i know, candinga is just the bicolano version of bopis. perhaps only spicier. :)

ting-aling said...

Badoggio, really, spinach can be a substitute for gabi leaves? Eh di ba madaling maagnas ang spinach? I will have to know first what a candinga means pero anneski says it's a bicolano version of bopis...

Thanks Anneski for the help!