My friend Mrs Munro came over for dinner last night and because she is a lady when she asked what she could bring it took me approximately 3.4 seconds before I replied “Your fancy hot olives, YOUR FANCY HOT OLIVES!”. They are that good.
If you fancy an olive with a drink (which I often find I do) take a container of Sicilian olives and kalamata olives & drain. Chop up garlic finely and into a saucepan throw in some olive oil, the garlic and a whole heap of fennel seeds then whack those olives in. Warm them, coat them, stir and toss them in that oil then serve in a bowl.
YOU MUST DO THIS IT IS SO GOOD. It’s an order.
You know what else she did? These.
I didn’t get the exact recipe but they were dates split, with a little Gorgonzola inside…warmed UP. Then she had a warm honey vinaigrette (so I guess some honey & red wine vinegar or something similar?) that she drizzled over their back. Yuh. HUH.
We rolled all this with a glass or two of Moet…went down a dream.
Now, GO MAKE THOSE FANCY HOT OLIVES!