Here is another great idea for St. Patrick’s Day. I got this recipe from Bon Appetite Magazine. They have to marinate for several days, the longer they stay in the marinade the better. I think a mix of different sized green olives would be perfect for the holiday, but you could probably marinate a log in this mix and it would be really good and pretty!
* 4 cups assorted brine-cured olives (such as Kalamata, picholine, Lucques, and Niçoise), rinsed, drained
* 1 1/2 cups olive oil
* 6 fresh thyme sprigs
* 6 whole star anise
* 4 large garlic cloves, peeled, flattened
* 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
* 2 bay leaves
* 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
* 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, coarsely cracked
* 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Place olives a bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in heavy medium saucepan; bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Pour oil mixture over olives. Cover and chill at least 3 days and up to 1 week.
Bring olives to room temperature. Using slotted spoon, transfer olives, herbs, and spices to serving bowl. Pour over enough oil from bowl to coat.
Ohh, that’s pretty, It looks like you got it from the Whole Foods olive bar even! The star anise is a beautiful touch.
And it probably tasted good too. 🙂
Yum! I love olives!
Oh my, that looks so good. I need olives stat!
I LOVE Olives!