The best part of this dish was all the laughs my family got with my attempts at its pronunciation. My year of junior high French apparently was not enough as I totally butchered it: Pee-sah-lah-dee-air. I did get the first syllable correct…maybe that was part of the problem. And then no one wanted to touch it. ”It’s worse than I thought,” was the response of my oldest. Yup, no one liked this at all.
A pizza-like dough was topped with caramelized onions flavored with bay, thyme and chopped anchovies. Whole anchovies and Niçoise olives were added at the end of the baking time in a pretty pattern. If you are a fan of onions, anchovies and olives, then you’ll most likely love this dish. Unfortunately, my family did not. And I had to agree with them.
But do you like my gorgeous new cutting board? I got it from my friend, Ann, at Thibeault’s Table. Check out her gorgeous blog and the stunning maple cutting board she and her husband make and sell.
I’m off for a long weekend of football and merriment with some dear college friends. I’ll catch up with all of you next week!
The recipe can be found in Fine Cooking or Around My French Table~