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Spanish-style lemon marinated olives

6 Feb

Back in the glory days, when Man Woman ate fish as well as veg (jest! we jest!), we used to very much enjoy sojourns to Meson don Felipe, on The Cut in Waterloo. Aside from the steamed octopus coated in paprika and rock salt (sweet jaysus), we also went for the olives. We were obsessed with these olives. As it so happens, they are deadly simple to imitate thus making the world an infinitely fairer, more amazing place in which to exist.

Lemon-marinated olives

  • 250g green olives
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Peel of 1/2 lemon, finely sliced
  • 1/2 red (Spanish) onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
  • olive oil

Mix all together. You may leave to marinate for days, but it should be ‘right after an hour. Also, don’t discard the lemon rind or raw onion. They turn out really quite yum in their own right.

Estimated cost: £3.20

Musical accompaniment: Hawk and Hacksaw

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