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This is a definite winner! Once you taste roasted olives, you'll wonder why you haven't roasted them before.
This is one of my personal favorite appetizer recipes.
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Roasted Olives with Lavender and Truffle Oil Recipe
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 15 min
Bake time: 45 min
8 ounces imported black olives (Kalamata, Gaeta, or Alfonso), pitted or unpitted*
1/4 cup extra-virgin
1 teaspoon culinary
1 1/2 teaspoons white
Pinch of crushed red pepper
* Green olives may also be used.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large baking dish, spread the olives in one layer; drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the lavender flowers. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring the olives at least 3 times.
Remove from oven.
Using a slotted spoon, remove baked olives from remaining olive oil and place in another bowl. Drizzle with truffle oil and sprinkle with crushed red peppers; stir
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.