Serves 12 as part of a selection of starters
There are lots of ways to enhance olives and 19seventies girl loves this method when there is time. Serving them just warm brings out their flavour.
1 cup good quality black olives, marinated in olive oil with stones intact
1/2 tablespoon thyme leaves
Zest of ½ lemon cut into very fine strips
2-3 young fresh bay leaves, if available
sprigs of fresh thyme for serving
Gently warm the olive oil and add the lemon zest, bay leaves and olives.
Remove from stove and place into serving bowl. Garnish with a sprig or two of fresh thyme.