French Fridays with Dorie: Herbed olives

Thankful this week for an easy French Fridays with Dorie recipe (herbed olives p 16). Olives macerated in olive oil flavoured with rosemary, thyme, coriander, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, garlic, bay leaves and chile flakes with a little orange zest in there for good measure – the easiest hors d’oeuvre ever!

These were lovely just a few hours after I made them but most definitely improved with age – the next day and even more so a few days later, the flavours intensified.  Perfect with a crisp white wine and I love the idea of using the oil for dressing salads, tossing with pasta or drizzling over meat once all the olives are gone.


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26 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Herbed olives

  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 23, 2012 at 07:04 #

    I like this with black olives, I think they have so much more character than green ones. Beautiful pics Mardi! I think the oil is probably the best part. Have a great weekend!

  2. Cher November 23, 2012 at 08:33 #

    These were crazy easy, weren’t they?
    Beautiful pictures.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Liz November 23, 2012 at 09:10 #

    Beautifully done, Mardi! And great idea for using the leftover oil….mmmmmm….

  4. Paula November 23, 2012 at 10:41 #

    Beautiful, makes me wish I ate olives 😉

  5. Trevor November 23, 2012 at 16:37 #

    I’ve been mopping up the oil with pieces of bread every time I pass the fridge. Just as addicting as the olives themselves.

  6. Beth (OMG! Yummy) November 23, 2012 at 18:24 #

    Lovely Mardi. Sounds like all is good in Canada!

  7. Nana November 23, 2012 at 18:36 #

    Loved this recipe. I will definitely do it again, the olives and the oil are so tasty.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Teresa November 23, 2012 at 21:51 #

    I’m looking forward to using the infused oil later, too. You have the right idea with your glass of wine – that’s how we’ll be enjoying these, tonight. (Though our wine is a Malbec.)

  9. Betsy November 23, 2012 at 22:02 #

    I love when recipes that taste this good are this easy! I used a variety of colors, but I like the look of your all Kalamata jar. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. idiosyncratic eye November 24, 2012 at 07:54 #

    Mmm, yummy! 🙂

  11. Candy (Dulce) November 25, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Your olives look delicious. I loved the recipe, and they were a big hit!

  12. Mary Hirsch November 26, 2012 at 22:25 #

    Loved the close up of those dark olives swimming in their goodness. Your right – these olives get better and better. Will you make these again? Although I can “buy” just as good, I did like the aromas that lingered in my kitchen. It was just fun to make something so simple that works so well with good wines. Yours are pretty and, I’m sure, tasty.

  13. Mary Hirsch November 26, 2012 at 22:26 #

    You’re….not Your. Ever the English teacher.

  14. Viviane Bauquet Farre December 2, 2012 at 17:28 #

    Love it, Mardi! I too have my own herbed olive recipe. Basically though, there is an infinite variety of ways to make olives even more enjoyable. Your food photography is beautiful!

  15. Julia December 4, 2012 at 16:12 #

    I love olives! Great idea to put a little herbs and olive oil with them.

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