Friday, December 7, 2012

Spicy Marinated Olives


Here's another  recipe to spice up the holidays--your's or someone else's.  I collect containers all year long.  I'd rather browse the Container Store than the aisles of a high end department store.  The Baker joined me on one such outing.  As I was placing various containers in my cart, he asked:  "What are you going to put in those"?  "Oh, I have no idea at the moment but I'll come up with something."  For these stylish Weck jars, spicy olives came to mind.  They are quite tasty on a relish tray and are a delicious addition to a gift basket.  

This is a combination of recipes tried over the years.  I believe it originally started with a Williams-Sonoma holiday cookbook and grew from there.


Spicy Marinated Olives 

2 cups of mixed, pitted olives
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 quarter of a lemon, thinly sliced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1.  Drain and rinse the olives and place into a lidded container.
2.  Add the garlic and lemon to the olives.
3.  In a small saucepan, combine the oregano, red pepper flakes, olive oil and white wine vinegar.  Bring to just below a boil.  Pour over the olives.  Put the lid on and let the container cool.  Place in the refrigerator.  These will last several weeks refrigerated.

ENJOY!

20 comments:

  1. they look delicious...I do love olives.

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  2. Look really delicious and I love your header with cranberries!

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  3. I think I am a bit of a container freak too (laugh). I have seen this recipe and it is a good one! What a great gift idea for the holidays.

    Happy Holidays to you.

    Velva

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  4. Mmmmmm! Another great idea from your kitchen!!!
    xo Kris

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  5. Bonnie yet another common thread. I love the the container store. In fact I was late to a luncheon because I was browsing the store thinking I had a little time to waste. Love this! It would make a perfect gift. Thanks! Bonnie

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  6. This sounds yummy and looks good too. Ad I love the container store.

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  7. I like the container store also! And these olives sound tasty! Can't wait to try them!

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  8. Oh how I wish I was on your gift list! They look amazing:@)

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  9. Sounds super easy!
    I'll have to put this in my file.

    M:)

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  10. We are olive lovers! These sounds wonderful, Bonnie.

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  11. I want a container store! Sadly there are none nearby. My mom loves olives- she'd love a jar of these. :)

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  12. My husband and BIL are olive lovers. I know they would like this. Thanks Bonnie.
    Sam

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  13. This would be a great gift for foodlovers! I love olives!

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  14. What a great recipe to share. I also love jars and containers and have messy cabinets to prove it. I am going to make these to bring to my sister house on Christmas. Thanks.

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  15. I love olives, bet these are delish!

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  16. YUM.... My hubby loves olives --and I do too, except that I don't eat them much... I'll bet they are really delicious --using that recipe. Thanks, Bonnie.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. OOO those olives look divine! I'm a huge fan of olives, love them all!

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  18. Yum, I love olives and I am also a container hoarder. I need more space :)

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