Monday, 10 September 2012

Olives from Spain and Omar Allibhoy Recipes







Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy has worked with Olives from Spain to develop a range of delicious, juicy and effortlessly stylish olive marinades that can be mixed up in no time at all.




With minimal cooking time involved, the recipes are sure to impress friends and family whether they are served on their own, as a starter or to jazz up a main course. With endless flavour combinations, all you need are a few simple ingredients to create a truly special dish for all to enjoy.

Spanish olives marinated in oregano and chillies

Ingredients:
1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
6 sprigs of fresh oregano
6 dried cayenne peppers


Method:
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl.  Between your hands, rub the sprigs of oregano so they release their natural aromas, before sprinkling the sprigs over the olives in the bowl with the crushed chillies.  Drizzle over the olive oil and then turn everything together to mix.  Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives, or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container.


Serves 4

Per serving: 222 kcals/ 0.3g protein / 25g fat/ 3.5g saturated fat / 0g carbs/ 0g sugar


Spanish olives, sesame seeds, lemon juice and mint

Ingredients
1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
1 tbsp of sesame seeds
1 lemon
3 sprigs of mint
3 sprigs of thyme


Method
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl with the Spanish olive oil. In a small pan, toast the sesame seeds over a high heat for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the hot seeds to the bowl. Rub the herbs between your hands and add them to the bowl. Dress with the juice of the lemon (you can even use the zest - the most aromatic part). Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives or keep in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to two weeks.


Serves 4


Per serving: 245 kcals/ 0.9g protein / 27g fat/ 4g saturated fat / 0g carbs/ 0g sugar 


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2 comments:

  1. I'm not keen on olives myself (apart from the small, chopped up black ones on pizzas), but these are good snack recipes if you're having a party.

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