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Andalusian cuisine differs from the rest of Spain due to the enduring Arab influence, using spices such as cumin, paprika, saffron, rice, cured hams,
sauces made with sherry, and lots of olives and citrus fruit. Fragrant with herbs and spices, these olive are fantastic!
The longer they marinate, the tastier they become.
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Andalusian-Style Marinated Green Olives Recipe
Yields: 2 cups
Prep time: 20 min
8 ounces large green unpitted Spanish Olives
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
garlic, lightly crushed and peeled
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 sprig fresh
rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2-inch piece dried red
chile pepper, seeded
With the back of a knife, lightly crush the olives; place in a jar to a tight fit. Add red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon, coriander seeds, cumin, thyme,
rosemary, bay leaf, fennel seeds, and dried chile pepper.
Add just enough water to completely cover the olives. Close jar with lid and shake to blend and distribute ingredients.
Leave overnight at room temperature; then refrigerate several days.
These olives will keep for months in the refrigerator. To serve, bring to room temperature.
Makes approximately 2 cups.