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Pimento Stuffed Green Olives

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Manzanilla or Spanish olives; also widely known as “the martini olive”.

What is it?

The green olives sold pitted and stuffed with pimento (most often sold in jars) are Manzanilla olives. Pale green to green-brown olives, they have a crisp flesh with an oily texture and slightly smoky, rich, and briny 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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