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Title: Marinated Spiced Olives
Categories: Appetizer Condiment
Yield: 6 Servings

3/4cPitted ripe olives
3/4cPimiento-stuffed green olives
3 Lemon slices
3 Dried red chilies
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1tsMustard seeds
1tsBlack peppercorns
3 Allspice berries
1 3/4cOlive oil

Add lemon slices, chilies, garlic, mustard seeds, peppercorns and allspice berries. Stir in olive oil and mix well. Spoon mixture into a large jar with a tight-fitting lid. Screw on lid tightly and turn jar over several times to ensure ingredients are well mixed.

Let olives marinate at least 1 week before serving, turning jar several times a day. Store up to 6 months in a cool place.

NOTE: Use a mixture of corn oil and olive oil for a more economical marinade. Add sprigs of dried herbs to marinade, if desired. To serve, garnish with lemon twists and a fresh parsley sprig, if desired.