Olive it! recipebook

We all know how amazing olive oil is for us, containing many minerals good for our health. Black olives in particular are a good source of iron and olives are a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet which is renowned for being particularly healthy. And… olives really taste great, they are a delicious snack but also add a bit extra to recipes too. I have a family of olive lovers…we all fight over the last one.

Do you need some inspiration on how to cook with olives though? You need the Olive It! recipe book…and I have twenty to give away.

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I have a lovely recipe to share with you from Olive It! Written by Spanish chefs José Pizarro and Omar Allibhoy, they share their joy of olives and family-trusted recipes that have been passed down through generations.The book contains over forty recipes for olive marinades, tapenades, tapas feasting tips and recipes such as Green Olives with Figs, Orange and Bay Leaves to more adventurous combinations such as Black Olives with Wasabi, Ginger and Smoked Salmon, and Green Olives with Manchego, Chorizo and Melon.

Chorizo & Olive Skewers recipe…

Chorizo & Olive Skewers

Rating 

Serves: 9

Ingredients
  • 3 fresh chorizo sausages (the hot ones if you like it spicy)
  • 2 red peppers
  • 27 green pitted olives
  • 9 wooden skewers
  • For the marinade:
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • For the honey-mustard mayonnaise:
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar (whichever you have available)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of mustard (English, French, grain… as you prefer)
  • 50ml of vegetable oil
  • 70 ml of Spanish extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. The mayonnaise:
  2. Put in a bowl, the egg, mustard, honey, vinegar and a pinch of salt and blend with a hand blender. Start adding the oil very slowly while you blend until completely emulsified.
  3. Keep refrigerated until needed.
  4. Cut each chorizo sausage in slices as thick as the olives.
  5. Do the same with the red pepper.
  6. Starting and finishing with the olives, skewer 3 olives, 4 pieces of pepper and 2 of chorizo in each skewer, alternating them.
  7. Mix the marinade ingredients and pour over the skewers in a baking tray.
  8. You can cook them in a medium heat frying pan or just bake under the grill in the oven at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.
  9. Serve the skewers on a tray with the mayo on the side for people to dip as much or as little as they like.

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83 thoughts on “Chorizo & Olive Skewers & win an Olive it! recipe book

  1. Green, stuffed with cheese preferably lol

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 11:10 pm
  2. stuffed olives

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:44 pm
  3. black olives are my favourite but I like green olives too

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  4. Black olives

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  5. I only like green olives 🙂

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  6. Black olives for me, I think

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm
  7. Green for me

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm
  8. Black Olives for me.

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  9. Green for me x

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm
  10. I like both but I think I prefer black especially on a pizza x x

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  11. Green

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  12. Black olives

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm
  13. green olives 1st for me please

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  14. Its a green olive for me please

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  15. green! x

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  16. Green for me x

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:56 pm
  17. Black olives

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  18. green 🙂

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  19. Green olives by far 🙂

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 11:43 am
  20. Love them both, but black couchillo olives are the best 🙂

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:50 am
  21. Black Olives 🙂

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:46 am
  22. I like both equally! Hope that’s OK to say! I could eat mixed olives all the time if I could!

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:18 am
  23. i like them both but green would be my 1st choice

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:06 am
  24. Green olives are the best! With chilli and garlic.. yummy!

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:48 am
  25. without a shadow of a doubt, black!!

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:39 am
  26. I am an olive addict but my personal favourite is juicy black olives

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 8:51 am
  27. I love black olives best.

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 8:13 am
  28. Neither although my partner loves both

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 7:40 am
  29. Green

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:37 am
  30. Just love olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm
  31. green are my favourite 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  32. I love the black ones!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  33. I’ll eat both but much prefer green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  34. Black for me 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:35 pm
  35. Green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  36. green unless to go in a Greek salad, then they have to be black

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm
  37. Red

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm
  38. mmmmm Green Olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm
  39. green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm
  40. green are my favourite

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  41. Green!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  42. Green for me 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  43. green olives!! i would love to win this for my boyfriend he has olives everyday for his lunch! x

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm
  44. A fantastic recipe we used to live in Spain and love Olives and chorizo.

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  45. Green olives are my favourite!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  46. green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm
  47. black

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  48. Black 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:14 pm
  49. It’s got to be black!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 6:15 pm
  50. black

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  51. None doint like either

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm
  52. Green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  53. Black olives are the best 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:34 pm
  54. Green Olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm
  55. I love olives and it would be nice to use them in different ways with a cook book for assistance

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm
  56. I really enjoy black olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  57. Black on a home made pizza

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  58. Green have always been my favourite. Lovely giveaway, great blog!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm
  59. Probably green, although both are nice.

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  60. I love green olives best

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm
  61. Green olives are my favourite

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  62. I absolutely love olives and this is a tough choice, but i would have to say Green. x

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  63. I love the juicy green, queen olives stuffed with garlic or chilli!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  64. I like black ones on a pizza and green ones for snacking on.

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 11:42 am
  65. Green olives! 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 11:12 am
  66. black I think

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:22 am
  67. has to be black, love em x

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:17 am
  68. green

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:17 am
  69. My fav ones are black 🙂

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:47 am
  70. Green for me please

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:45 am
  71. I prefer black (especially the Greek ones) 😉

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:25 am
  72. black olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:07 am
  73. Olive life and prosper

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:52 am
  74. I love juicy black olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:44 am
  75. I love black olives

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:59 am
  76. I love them both but if I had to choose then I would go for green ones! Love the recipe, I love anything with olives!

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  77. Always green olives.

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm
  78. green stuffed ones

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:12 pm
  79. Green are my favourites

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm
  80. love green olives

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  81. Love to win this!

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  82. I like black olives, they are especially yum on vegetarian gluten free pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  83. Oh lovely! thanks for the chance to win xxx

    Posted on January 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm