Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Olive Curing is Done!
Better late than never! I realized I forgot to post about my finished home-cured olives. These were pretty easy, (though a bit time consuming), to do, and they came out absolutely delicious! I bought my organic, raw olives from Chaffin Family Farms (who also sell all kinds of other yummy things!). You can read my post HERE about how I salt cured my olives.
Above are my finished olives. I rinsed the salt off and they have a delicious mildly salty taste unlike any olives you would find that have been lye brined. I'm sold on salt brining olives and look forward to doing this again - maybe adding some herbs and spices to them next time around.
If you are new to curing olives, I would recommend starting with black olives and doing the salt cure. It was a very easy process, great for beginners.
Below is some sourdough ciabatta I made with the olives - so good!