Spicy Citrus Marinated Olives

Anyone can go to the supermarket olive bar, buy a bunch of varieties, and put them in a bowl.  It takes someone special – YOU – to spice them up the Chef Bud way.  Here’s how:

Spicy Citrus Marinated Olives

2 # Variety Pitted imported Olives in brine(Kalamata, Niçoise, Black, and Green etc)
1 clove garlic minced
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Table spoon Red Wine Vinegar
1 Table spoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 lemon zested and juiced
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped Tarragon
1/4 tsp. curry powder
1 Table Spoon Howlin Hollar Hot Sauce – 2007 The Hot Pepper Awards Winner

Procedure :

Drain Olives and rinse thoroughly with cool water
Cover in cool water and allow to soak for at least 1 hour
In a 1 gallon container combine garlic, olive oil, red vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and juice, fresh diced tarragon, Howlin Hollar Hot Sauce and curry powder
Place lid on container and shake to mix well
Drain Olives and add to container and refrigerate for at least 3 days to blend flavors
Serve on a relish tray at your party.

See how easy that is? There’s more where that came from here.

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