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January 13, 2015
Dressing up your olives

I suggest using citrus zest to brighten up the flavor of canned or cured olives. To make thin strips of orange zest, use a special tool called a zester; or remove the zest with a vegetable peeler, then cut it into thin strips. Toss large meaty green olives like Cerignolas with strips of lemon zest, a little lemon juice, some dried oregano, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Or you can toss thin strips of orange zest with oil-cured Gaeta olives and a little squeeze of juice from the orange. You can also add some crushed hot red pepper if you like.