Smoked Olives and Garlic Cloves in Olive Oil

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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

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Any kind of olive can be smoked, and you can experiment to see which ones you prefer. I like to smoke Kalamata olives and store them in olive oil. Along with the olives, I smoke garlic cloves; it took me some time to find a good way to safely store the garlic cloves in olive oil. Finally I decided to first blanch them in a mixture of vinegar and wine, as I do with artichokes. You can keep smoked olives and garlic together or in separate jars. Serve on thei