What are Perello olives?
Perello is a Spanish brand who have been producing some of Spain's most-loved olive and antipasti products since 1964. For more than 50 years, Perello have been working with different varieties of olives and pickles, preserving them with everything from fragrant herbs to punchy chilli peppers. Perello are best known for its plump Gordal olives which have a cult following.
What do Perello olives taste like?
The flavour of Perello olives differs with each variety, however a briny, salty flavour is key to all Perello olives. Perello Gordal olives are preserved with chilli giving this variety a slightly spicy kick, while Perello olives with mixed pickles get a tang from silverskin onions. No matter which olives you go for, be sure to serve in true Spanish style with a glass of Cava or sherry.
Exciting recipes using Perello olives
These olive, anchovy, piquillo skewers can be prepared in just a few minutes and use only store cupboard ingredients - wonderfully salty, but the palate is soothed by the sweet roasted piquillo pepper at the end.
Spicy chorizo and tender chicken stew gets a salty kick from Perello Gordal olives.
This Spanish recipe largely uses pantry ingredients, so it takes very little preparation. It brings together big, Mediterranean flavours to perfectly compliment the seabass.
What are the different types of Perello olives I can buy?
Perello Gordal pitted olives are a cult favourite among olive connoisseurs. Bright green, plump and crisp, these Gordal olives are tinned in brine with guindilla chilli, giving the olives a slight hot kick. Drain and serve Perello Gordal olives for a pre-dinner nibble, or enjoy with manchego cheese.
Perello Manzanilla pitted olives are preserved with hot chilli, giving the salty snack a fiery kick. Manzanilla olives are often stuffed with other ingredients, from almonds to tomatoes to mozzarella cheese. Enjoy these plump olives as a pre-dinner nibble or as part of a tapas spread.
Perello black and green olives are mixed with silverskin onions and chilli to create this tin of spicy snacks. Use this Perello olive selection to make pintxos by threading the olives and pickles onto a skewer with anchovy fillets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Gordal olives?
Gordal olives are grown in Spain. The bright green olives have a firm, crisp texture. Gordal translates as ‘the big one’ which accurately describes the plump nature of these olives.
Where are Perello olives from?
All Perello olives originate from Spain, with most of the varieties growing in the sunny hills of Andalucía, Southern Spain.
Ellie Edwards is a food writer for Sous Chef. Previously she worked at olive magazine, writing about exciting new ingredients, UK restaurants and travelling the world to find the best cinnamon buns. When she's not exploring the likes of Belize, Kerala and Zanzibar, Ellie loves rustling up a feast in her London kitchen, with a particular passion for porridge, sourdough and negronis.