Here is an easy recipe for Marinated Olives. In a hurry? This is an appetizer you can make on the fly!
2 Jars of Green Olives or Olives of your choice (Unpitted)
2-4 Garlic Cloves
1 Sprig of Rosemary
1 Cup of Olive Oil
1/2 tsp of dried red chili flakes (or red pepper flakes)
1/2 tbsp of sweet smoked paprika
I was looking through my bookshelves and came across four boxes of recipe cards. I spotted this recipes for marinated olives and I knew I wanted to give it a try. I looked up a few more marinated olive recipes on the internet and found most of them recommend unpitted olives. I will say, I did toss in some black pitted olives after I took the photos and I thought they were just as awesome.
Rinse off the olives.
In a medium saucepan, combine oil, garlic, oranges, rosemary and spices. Heat slowly over low heat. You want to infuse the oil. You do not want to fry the ingredients.
Heat for approximately 5 minutes. Your mixture should be hot.
Add the olives, gently stir and turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to steep until it reaches room temperature.
You can serve in a bowl. (I recommend toothpicks if you are entertaining.) I stored my olives in a jar.
Just a note…you will want to store these in the refrigerator, but serve these at room temperature. Refrigeration makes the olive oil quite thick.
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