Buffet Olives - Warm Spiced Olives - The largest Table Olive producer in South Africa

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Warm Spiced Olives

INGREDIENTS

½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 fresh red chilli optional Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1½ cups mixed olives stone in 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 dried bay leaves

METHOD

1. Pour olive oil into a small frying pan and place over a gently heat. 2. Immediately add garlic, fennel seeds, dried oregano, chilli and lemon zest. 3. Stir to combine and heat for 1 minute or until becoming aromatic. Don’t allow to heat too much. The garlic at no time should brown. 4. Add the bay leaves and olives and heat, stirring and coating the olives in the fragrant oil for 3 minutes or until completely heated through. 5. Add the lemon juice and simmer for 30 seconds. 6. Serve warm olives with crusty bread.

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INGREDIENTS

½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 fresh red chilli optional Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1½ cups mixed olives stone in 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 dried bay leaves

METHOD

1. Pour olive oil into a small frying pan and place over a gently heat. 2. Immediately add garlic, fennel seeds, dried oregano, chilli and lemon zest. 3. Stir to combine and heat for 1 minute or until becoming aromatic. Don’t allow to heat too much. The garlic at no time should brown. 4. Add the bay leaves and olives and heat, stirring and coating the olives in the fragrant oil for 3 minutes or until completely heated through. 5. Add the lemon juice and simmer for 30 seconds. 6. Serve warm olives with crusty bread.