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Sauteed Olives

A Crusty Bread Complement

GMA Recipes Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces small black brine-cured olives, such as Gaeta, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup Basic Tomato Sauce
  • Cooking Directions

    In a 10- to 12-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the olives with a pinch of red chile flakes and freshly cracked pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, or until warmed through.

    Add the tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute at a simmer. Alternately, for a different texture where the olives fall away from the pits and become softer, cook them for 20-30 minutes. Either way, serve it with crusty bread.

    Food styled by Karen Pickus

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: olives

    Course: Side Dish, Appetizer/Starter

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