Olives with Rosemary and Orange

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Tyler's Olives

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!!

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  1. says

    Aha… For a change,I have all the ingredients on hand !
    And who cares if I’m just staying home on New Years Eve and watching The Waltons by my lonesome?
    I deserve these!!

    Bless you, bless you, bless you!

  2. says

    You are absolutely right – we stay home on New Years as well. I don’t feel the need to go out amongst the crazies!

    Those olives look smashing, my husband would love love love them! Great idea!

  3. says

    hehehe I love the way you make food for certain days. I believe a few blog posts ago, you had a recipe that you were wondering when you could make it again. Me, I’d probably make these over and over and leave them in the fridge for a snack, probably better than grabbing that humongous bag-o-chips!!!

    Bright blessings!!

  4. says

    Great idea for a gift. I wouldn’t have thought to heat it up, sounds excellent.

    I’m with you on New Year’s Eve, this one is my holiday to stay home with bubbly too.

    Happy New Year to you and your family Pam!

    Oh, and your daughter’s idea of Christmas Adam is adorable…


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