This is an easy charmer for cocktail hour. If you have not enjoyed olives warm before, you will be pleasantly surprised at the elevated experience. Even if you are not an anchovy lover, don't leave them out. The boosted umami flavor is what you will appreciate. The anchovies can be your little secret.
Warm olive oil over a low flame.
Chop anchovies - fine or chunky depending on how you feel about anchovies. Don’t leave them out. That underlying, satisfying umami they add really elevates this dish.
Add anchovies to the olive oil with the garlic and rosemary sprig. Warm slowly until the anchovies melt.
Add olives to the pan and cook slowly until they are warmed through.
Place olives in a bowl and pour the oil from the pan over them.