I have the perfect recipe for your holiday parties! Now, I know it's too late for your Christmas parties, but you are going to a New Years Eve party, aren't you?? Well, I for one, probably aren't (I prefer to stay in the comfort of my own home with my own private party with food and some bubbly). You can be assured that I will make these olives again for New Years, and probably for just about any other occasion that I can think of...like say Tuesday..for example!
These olives are so quick and easy, they are my entry for Tyler Florence Fridays, which I am managing to squeeze in, just in the nick of time. They come from Tyler's Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time
Olives with Rosemary and Orange
1 pound mixed olives
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 rosemary sprigs
2 orange slices
2 hot chilies
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
Place the olives in a jar that just fits them without packing tightly. Combine the garlic, rosemary, orange slices, chilies, and olive oil in a saucepan and bring slowly to a simmer to infuse the oil and soften the garlic.
Pour the oil over the olives and let cool. Serve at room temperature.
*Note, I marinated mine on the counter for a couple of hours because that's how much time I had before I had to scoop them out and take them to a party. And, please, by all means, be selfish like I did, which is scoop out enough to fill a small fancy dish and keep a few in the oil for yourself later. You know there is all kinds of uses for that yummy olive, garlic, rosemary and orange infused oil!!