I don't throw huge parties for the new year celebration. I am far too exhausted from the last holiday and not in the mood to spend more time in the kitchen. Just a few friends and family and nothing fancy or elaborate is served. I usually steamed some shrimp and make a few appetizers for all to enjoy. And when I want simple and delicious I can always count on Star Fine Foods to come through for me. I love their products.
Like these cheese stuffed olives that are always a crowd pleaser. The soft, creamy Gorgonzola cheese combined with the salty olive makes for the perfect combination.
Gorgonzola Stuffed Olives
1 large jar of Star Fine Foods Queen Spanish Olives
1 block of firm Gorgonzola Cheese or Blue Cheese
4 cloves of Garlic, peeled
Star Fine Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Vegetables
Open the jar of olives and pour the brine into a container to reserve for later. Using a toothpick, remove the pimento from your olives. Then stuff each olive with the cheese. Wipe away any excess cheese and set aside.
Add about 3 tablespoons of the brine back into the jar the olives came in and then fill the rest of the jar with the olive oil. Add the garlic cloves. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours or longer. The olives will be good for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Where to buy Star Olive Oil and other products:
Arbequina Olive Oil: Raley’s, Savemart, Food Lion, select Walmarts and online at http://bit.ly/ArbequinaEVOO
Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for my recipes and photography using their wonderful products. This post is sponsored by STAR. I am compensated for my time and work and I am sent products as I request them. However, all opinions of the product stated in this post are 100% my own. I truly love their products!