In collaboration with Fragata.

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ's.

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ’s.

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ's.

Now, I’m sure nobody can deny that they have been loving the recent spell of sunshine in the UK over the past week or so. It’s been so beautiful outside and it’s felt amazing to make use of the garden and sit out and eat family lunches and dinners out there. My neighbours have been going mad for their BBQ’s, although sadly we haven’t got round to firing ours up yet, it’s still early days and I’m sure our summer in the UK isn’t over yet (she says with fingers firmly crossed!)

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ's.

Olives are an easy and fuss-free appetiser to serve at any gathering and this recipe I thought that it would be nice to serve them with a twist.  I’ve posted a lot of marinated olive recipes recently, like my Spanish Marinated Olives With Manchego Cheese,  Italian Inspired Pitted Black Olives, and Chorizo & Garlic Marinated Olives, but this time fancied doing something different in keeping with BBQ season. 

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ's.

Fragata has a wonderful mix of different filled olives that make creating dishes for gatherings so simple. In this recipe, I mixed together their garlic and anchovy filled manzanilla olives with lemon zest and juice, cracked, black pepper, oregano and a drizzle of oil and grilled them in the oven to really intensify those beautiful Mediterranean flavours.  Obviously grilling them in the oven was to replicate cooking them wrapped in some foil on the BBQ, but it works the same and the results are just as good. I only ever have olives warm when they are cooked in something, so actually eating the whole olives warm like this really brings out their flavour and was a lovely treat.

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm.  They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ's.

4.8 from 10 votes
Sicilian Grilled Olives
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Sicilian Grilled Olives are mixed with a few simple ingredients and then cooked so that they are served warm. They make a lovely appetiser or antipasti and something a little different to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ’s.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Appetiser, BBQ, Grilled, Olives, Sicilian
Servings: 10
Author: Jemma Andrew-Adiamah
Ingredients
  • 75 g Fragata Manzanilla Olives Filled With Garlic (brine drained)
  • 75 g Fragata Manzanilla Olives Filled With Anchovy (brine drained)
  • 2 tbsp Dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • 1 zest and juice of a lemon
  • Sprinkle of cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • A drizzle of Fragata Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to a medium setting and line a non-stick tray with parchment paper.

  2. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the Fragata Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

  3. Put the olives under the grill for 8-10 minutes, keeping an eye on them so that they don't burn. You will need to turn them during the cooking process to make sure they are evenly cooked. 

  4. Once the olives begin to soften and turn brown they are cooked. 

  5. Pour into a serving bowl and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Alternatively, you can cook the olives on the BBQ wrapped in some foil.

 

For more details on Fragata and their olives, please visit their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

If you do make my Italian Inspired Black Pitted Olives I’d love it if you could share the love on social media tagging @celery_cupcakes or using the hashtag #celeryandcupcakes, so I can see your recreations. 

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