These Green Sicilian Olives have been hand stuffed with roasted red peppers for an iconic Italian treat. The soft and charred pepper center is the perfect compliment to the dense and meaty green olive.
Stuffed olives are prevalent in many different cuisines, as a snack, a garnish or an ingredient. For each different stuffing, a different combinations of flavors or textures are selected. The little bits of savory or spicy filling completely change the experience one can enjoy while eating an olive.
These green Sicilian Olives have been hand stuffed with roasted red peppers and are a classic Italian combination of flavors and textures. Green olives are picked and brined before they have a chance to fully vine ripen; this gives them a firmer and meatier texture with a slightly bitter flavor. The roasted red peppers have a softer texture and a smoky charred flavor and as the olive breaks in your mouth, the peppers completely take over your palate.
Serve these Olives as part of a dramatic cheese tray, or to add another layer of interesting flavor, wrap them in puff pastry and bake until golden brown, then they will be beautiful and delicious enough to serve as a passed appetizer.