Olives — those supremely flavorful little packages — have become a standby in most households. Indeed, a bowl of olives is the finger food of choice at dinner parties. Olives are now so common, it's easy to take those gems for granted.
So, it's no surprise that a bowl of olives is always on my coffee table whenever friends come over for dinner. But since I always like to coax a bit more flavor out of things, I want my bowl of olives to bring some excitement — and even a little surprise — to my guests.
This recipe certainly fulfills both objectives. Biting into these meaty, warm olives is such an unexpected sensation that everyone always stops in their tracks and marvels. The olives turn out to be mellower when warmed and their flesh literally melts in your mouth. Meanwhile, the pan-fried rosemary contributes its irresistible herbal-pungency to make the whole experience quite delightful.
So here's to the olive and to the endless pleasure it gives us all!
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