Chef Kevin Gibson, at the Restaurant Castagna in Portland, Oregon, is working with Mediterranean recipes in wondrous and creative ways, as in this delicious and interesting mixed olive marinade.
It’s difficult to obtain perfect culinary pitch when marinating mixed olives. Kevin’s recipe is as good as any I’ve encountered. He mixes earthy French picholines and crunchy Spanish manzanillas in a toasted, spiced, and “seedy” dressing that reflects Mediterranean seasoning at its best.
The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen by Paula Wolfert. Copyright © 2003 by Paula Wolfert. Photographs copyright © by Christopher Hirsheimer. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.