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RP10-Olives in a Catalonian Marinade

Olives in a Catalonian Marinade of Rosemary, Red Chili, Paprika & Orange Zest

(adapted from Food Network.com)

Excellent with Le Cuvier 2009 L’Enfant du Pape


4 garlic cloves                                                           

1 large sprig rosemary                                               

4 to 5 slices whole orange, peel on                       

1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes                                    

1 tablespoon Spanish smoked sweet paprika

1/4 cup orange juice

1-1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3- 6 oz. cans of large green Spanish olives                                                        

Combine garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, orange slices, red chili flakes, paprika & olive oil in a saucepan & set over low heat. Slowly warm up to infuse the oil & soften the garlic (do not let it fry). Once hot, about 5 minutes, pour in olives & steep until cool. Store in Mason jar & marinade for 6 hours. Drain some of the oil from the jar. Add orange juice & steep a few more hours. Serve at room temperature.