My sister-in-law, we can call her Sil, and I celebrate our birthdays a day apart. This year we thought it would be a great idea to have a party together. We still have not decided the date, time, venue and guest list, but yes, you guessed it right; we have already started to finalize the menu. Not just that, we have already started tasting the hors de oeuvres. It is perfect, she, like the rest of us has a passion for food as well. She loves to try different recipes and of course share them with me as well. So, I guess you can say it is like a family affair.
We had gone window shopping today and on the way back I stopped to try the much-anticipated marinated olives. I am not much of an olive person, but I was in for a surprise. Sil put them out in a straw bowl for me and just the sheer colors tossed together were the first thing to catch my eye. Shades of reds and greens fused together made the dish look even more appetizing.
The picture does not do justice to what I actually saw. I put the blame squarely on my horrible phone camera. As soon as I popped one olive in my mouth, I could taste the tartness of the olives, spiciness of the chilli, sharpness of fresh basil and strong flavors of the garlic. All you need to make this easy yet full flavored appetizer is:
- Pitted Green Olives
- Red Bird’s Eye Chilli
- Fresh Basil
- Olive Oil
- Glass Jar with a tight cover
- Make sure the lid of the glass jar is tightly closed, so that no flavor escapes through
- Keep the olives marinated overnight or as long as possible to let all the ingredients fuse together
- Add or cut the amount of chillies you put in depending on your threshold for spicy food.