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Marinated Olives With Garlic And Herbs

Courses: Snacks, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 355mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup 59mlWater
1/4 cup 59mlWhite wine
4 cups 948mlGarlic cloves - peeled, and (large)
  Smashed with knife
1 lb 454g / 16ozDrained mixed olives - (abt 3 cups)
  Such as Gaeta, Nicoise and picholine
3   Lemon slices, 1/4"-thick
1   Fresh thyme bunch (large)
2   Bay leaves
2   Dried red chiles
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced fresh rosemary

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil, water, wine and garlic in saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 30 minutes.

Put olives in sieve. Rinse under cold running water until water runs clear. Shake to remove excess water.

Put olives, lemon slices, thyme, bay leaves, chiles and rosemary in clean 1-quart jar. Add warm oil mixture. Cover tightly; shake to combine well. Marinate at room temperature 5 hours, then refrigerate. (Olives will keep up to 1 month.)

Before serving, let come to room temperature and drain.

This recipe yields 20 to 24 servings.

Each of 24 servings: 57 calories; 154 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.27 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 12-15-1999


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