1 Pound Mixed Olives
1 Quart extra-virgin olive oil
1 Whole orange zest
1 Whole lemon zest
1/2 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 Tablespoon dried fennel seed
3 Whole dried bay leaves
4 Whole thyme sprigs
4 Whole rosemary sprigs
When ready to cook, start the Z Grill grill on Smoke and leave the temperature to the smoke setting.
Lay the olives out on a roasting pan and place on the grill. Smoke for 20 to 30 minutes or until the olives have a smoky flavor.
Remove from the grill when olives reach desired smokiness and cool. Once cooled, combine smoked olives, olive oil, orange and lemon zest, red pepper flakes, fennel, bay leaves, thyme and rosemary. Store in an airtight container ensuring all the olives are submerged.
Serve with your favorite dishes or as part of the Z Grill Ultimate Picnic Spread. Enjoy!