Marinated olives

Frank Camorra recipes for Spectrum Food and Good Food. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, March 29, 2013. The Sydney ...
Frank Camorra recipes for Spectrum Food and Good Food. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, March 29, 2013. The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media. Photo: Marina Oliphant
Difficulty
Easy

Olives are a simple and delicious way to get a party started.

Ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

5 bay leaves

2 large garlic cloves, slightly crushed

Strips of rind from 1 lemon

6 fresh thyme sprigs

1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

 1/2 tsp fennel seeds

2 cups mixed olives

Method

Combine olive oil, bay leaves and garlic in a small saucepan and heat gently, until just warm. Remove from heat and stir in lemon rind, thyme, rosemary and fennel seeds. Place olives in a wide-mouthed jar and pour in olive oil mixture. Shake jar to coat olives. Refrigerate for 2 hours or for up to 2 weeks. Shake the jar a few times to redistribute the seasoning.