Thanks to Serpis, olive aficionados around the world have access to these delicious olives. Manzanilla olives are thought to be the most popular olive in Spain and enjoyed around the world. The word manzanilla means ‘little apple’. The olives are given this name not only for their larger size, but because of their apple-like color. The flavor of the olive is quite salty (thanks to the brine) and a little bitter, with notes of smokiness almonds.
The deliciousness of the olives cannot get any better, save for the addition of jamón serrano. This delicious cured meat delivers a unique, smokey flavor that is evident when one bites into the olive. Imagine this olive in your mouth. As you bite down on it, the flavorful juices of the olive burst free and mix with the jamón, delivering a briney, meaty experience unlike any other.
These delicious grapes work excellently on their own. One may also wish to coat them in olive oil, fresh thyme and dill, and add a bit of manchego into the mix for extra contrast and flavor. This delicious tapas dish goes traditionally very well with Sherry, but will be as delicious with a beautiful Tempranillo.
Store your tin/jar in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Store in fridge once opened.