Saturday, September 19, 2009

Marinated Olives

This is a simple appetizer that takes very little active time to make.

Marinated Olives

2 cups Kalamata Olives
1 Orange, juiced and zested
1 Lemon, juiced and zested
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Rosemary, finely chopped
1 tsp Lemon Thyme, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced

Put the olives in a medium bowl and add enough olive oil to cover the olives. Then add enough lemon and orange juice to make 1/2 cup of juice (I usually do 1/4 cup each but when oranges aren't in season I may add all lemon and omit the orange completely). You will need about 2 1/2 tsp of zest. Cut the zest finely so you don't get any long stringy pieces. Mix all of the remaining ingredients in the bowl. Let this marinate for at least 12 hours.

Any one want an extra dry martini with extra olives?