12 Jul

Sweet and Sour Agrodolce olives

Agrodolce, meaning 'sweet and sour' in Italian, describes the flavour of the vincotto, a delicious condiment made by reducing grape juice to a thick syrup.




600g (22 Oz mixed olives (your choice of Kalamata, Beldi, Picholine, it doesn’t matter as long as they are natural and in brine)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 orange, zest peeled into wide strips
1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
6 bay leaves
80ml (1/3 cup) Maggie Beer Fig
Vino Cotto or balsamic vinegar glaze
80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil


1- Combine all ingredients in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 1 week for the flavors to develop.

2- Bring olives to room temperature and serve with bloody Mary.