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Gaeta Olives

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What is it?

Medium Italian olives cured in either salt or brine. Brine-cured gaetas have a tangy yet mild flavor.

How to choose:

At the market, olives should be unbruised, clean, and firm (if brine-cured). Brine-cured olives should also be plump, with smooth, shiny skins and moist interiors.

How to prep:

Be sure to let olives come to room temperature before serving. Drain brined-packed olives before serving.

How to store:

Always keep olives moist, either in brine or sprinkled with olive oil and store in the refrigerator.

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