Sunday, July 02, 2006

Roasted Garlic and Olives

Olives and garlic. What a great combination.
Roasted olives and garlic. Even better.

Transform ordinary canned black olives and jarred manzanilla olives into something extraordinary.

We all know that roasting garlic sweetens and mellows the flavor. Well by roasting the olives, it deepens the flavor and changes the texture into something you might find in the olive case at your local Italian market.

It's simple. Place 1 can of black olives, 1 small jar of green manzanilla olives and 10-12 unpeeled cloves of garlic in an oven safe dish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with your favorite seansoning (I used McCormick Garlic & Herb Seasoning), mix to coat and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 35-45 minutes or until the garlic looks a little brown and the olives begin to wrinkle.

Do you have any quick fix recipes that transform an ordinary pantry item into something special?


Jen said...

I don't like the looks of this

hi friend

barb said...

excuse me but I am getting up from my computer long enough to go make this..............I like the looks of it ;)

Annie said...

Jen, Give it a chance. Just skip the green olives which I know you don't really dig. ;)

Doodles, I'm glad I inspired you to try this, and it is really so easy and quick enough to make that you won't be gone from your computer for very long!