The name gordal means ‘fat one’ and is the perfect moniker for these delicious, plump olives. They have a low oil content meaning they are the perfect snack olive and are not used in the production of olive oils. They are simply meant to be enjoyed as they are.
Gordal Green Pitted Olives are meaty and have a delicious flavor. They are pitted and brined, giving the olives extra intensity and flavor. These particular olives are some of the most popular in Spain, and around the world.
When it comes to enjoying the olives themselves, olive aficionados will agree that they are best when enjoyed on their own. They are rather versatile, however. They can be stuffed, or included as a part of a cheese board. They can be sliced thinly or left whole and included in a variety of dishes, such as pasta and pizza. Perhaps consumers would like to create their own marinated olives. Simply crush some coriander seeds, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with a teaspoon of sea salt in a mortar and pestle. Mix the resulting mixture with the olives and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Consider upping your marinated olives game by including some cana de cabra (goats cheese) or Manchego cubes in the mix.
Store your tin/jar in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Store in fridge once opened.