Sunday, December 27, 2009
Orange~Fennel and Pepperoncini Olives~
I love these olives..they are from my Maria Loggia cookbook..she served them at a talk/demonstration and I have made them twice since~
She recommends olives from Puglia..I don't know if those were the exact ones I found..but I did buy them at a store that had specialty Italian food..these olives are bright green.. w/ stems..some of them ...and taste delicious and fresh enough on their own..
But I rinsed them.. and put them in a bowl..with olive oil.. orange rind..orange segments,1/2 fennel chopped in small pieces.. 4 pepperoncinis..whole from Tracie:) and one scrunched up..some lemon juice..oregano..and fresh rosemary..some shavings of garlic..and that's it..you let them sit for a few hours or a few days..I have refrigerated mine as my olives said to..
I could eat them all:)
I highly recommend Maria Loggia's book.It's beautiful.. the recipes work..and really she's delightful and talented.
I took the above photos at Isola Maggiore..I can't tell you how much I loved that place and wish I had had more time to explore~