Recipe – Coated Olives with Spicy Yoghurt

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Coated Olives with Spicy Yoghurt.

 

From Sally Beare, nutritional therapist and author

INGREDIENTS

1/2-1 small green chilli, roughly chopped (less if you prefer less heat)
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 teaspoon cloves (if you dislike cloves, use cumin instead)
45g preserved lemon (skin and flesh), roughly chopped (if you have no preserved lemon, you can use half a fresh lemon, including the skin; you may need to add slightly more sugar to counteract the bitterness)

3/4 teaspoon sugar
20g coriander, roughly chopped
20g parsley, roughly chopped60ml olive oil
80g panko breadcrumbs or gluten-free breadcrumbs
50g plain flour or gluten-free flour
2 eggs, beaten
160g pitted green olives
300g Greek yoghurt
light olive oil or cold-pressed groundnut oil, for frying

METHOD

Blend the chilli, spices, sugar, coriander, parsley, lemon and olive oil in a small blender until you have a rough paste.

Beat the eggs in a bowl, and put the flour and breadcrumbs on two separate plates. Take each olive and dip it in the flour, then the egg, and then the breadcrumbs.

Put 4-5 tablespoons of oil into a pan or enough to cover the surface well.

Put on a medium heat and when the pan is nice and hot, add the olives, turning them over as they cook so that they are a golden colour all over.This should take about one minute. When done, transfer them to a plate – you can put them on kitchen paper to get rid of excess oil.Spoon the yoghurt into a serving dish and swirl the green paste into it without mixing them up completely. Put the olives on top and serve.


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