Warm Marinated Olives from Kalamata

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buy Lyrica online usa A Greek meze in it’s purest form, is a small plate of olives, perhaps accompanied by some graviera cheese or cucumber slices. It is served with your ouzo, raki, or tsipouro at the old-fashioned cafés (kafeneia), and enjoyed by our grandparents on their front porch whenever they have unexpected company.

I like to marinate my olives, and serve them warm. It makes this back to basics meze seem a little more planned and luxurious. Serve these with some good crusty bread and a glass of wine, and your guests will be as happy as clams.

 

Warm Marinated Olives from Kalamata
Marinating your own olives is easy, and so much yummier than the store-bought kind. Serve them warm for a real treat.
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 thumb sized strips of lemon zest
  4. 2 hot chilies
  5. 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  6. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  7. good extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients with a good splash of olive oil to a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Heat the olives slowly until all of the ingredients are fragrant. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Store the olives in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. When time to serve, warm the olives in a saucepan over medium heat.
Notes
  1. Serve with white wine and good crusty country style bread.
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