Olives and peppers on a pick with scallion vinaigrette

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  1. Olives & Peppers on a Pick with Scallion Vinaigrette
  2. by Sarah Jay
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  4. These little skewers are good with just olives and peppers, or you can add a third element, such as pickled onions or feta.
  5. Serves eight.
  6. Yields about 40 skewers.

  7. 1 lemon
  8. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  9. 1 small scallion, white and light green parts very thinly sliced (to yield 1 tablespoon)
  10. 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
  11. 1/2 tsp. seeded, minced red serrano chile or jalapeño
  12. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  13. 7 jarred piquillo peppers or 2 jarred roasted red peppers
  14. 40 small pitted green olives (from about a 2-1/2-oz. jar)
  15. 40 pickled sour cocktail onions (from about two 3-1/2-fl oz. jars) (optional)
  16. 12 oz. feta (creamy feta holds together better than dry, crumbly feta), cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes (optional)
  17. Finely grate enough of the lemon zest to get 1/4 tsp. packed zest. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze to get 2 Tbs. of juice. Put the zest and juice in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil, scallion, thyme, chile, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the vinaigrette sit for at least 20 min. (or up to 12 hours in the fridge; bring to room temperature before using) to meld the flavors and soften the scallion.

  18. Cut the peppers lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strands, then cut the strands in half crosswise—you’ll need 40 pieces of pepper. Fold a piece of pepper in half and thread it onto a toothpick. Spear an olive onto the pick. Then spear either an onion or a cube of feta on the end, if using. Set the pick in a shallow serving dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. If not serving right away, refrigerate

  19. About 30 minutes before serving, give the vinaigrette a good whisk to emulsify as best you can, then drizzle it over the olive picks.

  20. nutrition information (per serving):
  21. Size : based on eight servings; Calories (kcal): 200; Fat (g): 17; Fat Calories (kcal): 150; Saturated Fat (g): 7; Protein (g): 6; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8; Carbohydrates (g): 5; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1; Sodium (mg): 840; Cholesterol (mg): 40; Fiber (g): 1;
  22. photo: Scott Phillips
  23. From Fine Cooking 81 , pp. 78
August 2012

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