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Old 10-13-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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ISO: something to do with a bunch of Green Peppers

I have just harvested the last (or what I figure are the last) of my green peppers and want to do something with them. My family likes to eat them raw but they cant eat them all and I was thinking I would love to find something to do with them that can be done in the Slow Cooker but am open to just about anything. No meat other then chicken though. and then I would prefer no meat at all. I looked at stuffed but these are not that big and I have no idea if they would stuff well if you have any suggestions at all please help.

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Old 10-13-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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Even if they're small, you can successfully stuff them.

You can saute them with onions and mushrooms for a veggie side dish.

You can roast them. You can pickle them.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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I seem to have the same problem every year and have found that peppers freeze well if you core, seed and chop them. I freeze them cut in various shapes and sized (slices, large chunks, diced) and then have them to use throughout the winter in chili, stews or stir fry. They're too soft to eat raw, but when thrown into a recipe frozen (no need to thaw first), you can't tell the difference.

I do the same with onion, too.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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Like Andy mentioned, roasting peppers is a great idea. You can then put them into jar with olive oil and use whenever (make sure it seals properly). I think they would freeze well if you chop them up. Sausage and peppers, onions, are good on a sub roll ( you can buy chicken sausage). Also, peppers are great in western (denver) omelets.
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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I have an Italian friend who roasts them, then puts them in olive oil with garlic and anchovies. They sure are good.

Here's her recipe for stuffed peppers:

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:
6 large bell peppers
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small can sliced olives, drained & chopped
1/2 ripe tomato, chopped
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/8 lb. Genoa salami, chopped fine
1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or provolone)
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

Cut a small circle at the top of each pepper around the stem (keep the stems with each pepper so you can use them as plugs after filling). Clean and rinse the inside of the peppers. Combine the remaining ingredients (except the olive oil) in a large bowl and blend well. Stuff the peppers with the filling. Put the tops in place. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and heat until hot. Place peppers in the hot oil and cook until brown on bottom and sides (about 30 seconds per side). When browned all over, cover pan, turn heat to low and cook until tender-about 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #6
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you can make a fine caciatore with or without chicken with peppers and onions, tomato sauce, rosemary basil, a little hot chili flake, very nice over pasta or baked ala lasagna.

stuffing with chicken and rice, stuffing with cheese mushrooms and breading, stuffing with a chicken chili bean mixture. baking with a tomato sauce.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:41 PM   #7
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You can stuff them w a small tubetti pasta (along the lines of mac n cheese), orzo, couscous salad, or wild rice and pecans. I have a recipe I saved for years from a magazine that looks so pretty - various colors of stuffed peppers and stuffed tomatoes. If you like, I'll look up my recipe for Tomatoes Fontina. Another thought is to stuff the peppers with chicken or seafood salad or a roasted pepper/veggie soup. I'll go to my pepper files & see what else I can come up with that doesn't contain meat. Give me a wave on the stuffed tomatoes. Lentils are another thought. Here's one with meat and cheese, but you could try tubetti in tomato sauce, herbs and mozzarella.

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Old 10-13-2005, 07:56 PM   #8
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Spicy stuffed peppers

By The Canadian Press



Serves 4.
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What a tempting recipe is this for blue cheese stuffed red peppers. The recipe developer suggests using the long, pointed Spanish peppers but ordinary red bell peppers may also be an option.



Ingredients
  • 2 red peppers
  • 15 to 30 ml (1 to 2 tbsp) oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) pine nuts
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) rice
  • 1 large or 2 small chilis, diced
  • 250 ml (1 cup) vegetable stock
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Small bunch fresh coriander, chopped
  • 125 grams (4.5 ounces) blue cheese
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado pear and 60 ml (4 tbsp) sour cream
Instructions
  • Make filling by heating oil in a pan and sauting onions, garlic and pine nuts for 5 minutes until nuts just start to brown. Stir in rice and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes stirring all the while. Stir in the stock and chilis and cook over a low heat until rice is cooked through, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 175 C (350 F).
  • When rice is just cooked, stir in tomatoes, herbs and 100 g (3.5 oz) of the cheese. Season to taste.
  • Slice peppers in half lengthwise, keeping stalk intact if possible. Discard pips and any inner stalk. Fill each half with the rice and cheese mixture, place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Mix together the remaining cheese and sour cream then chill.
  • Serve with sliced avocado pear topped with the sour cream.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:06 PM   #9
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How about a dip? - Cream cheese, olives, diced roasted red peppers, onions/chives, etc.

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Old 10-13-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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ROASTED BELL PEPPERS!!

I personally prefer red or yellow peppers but this works just fine with any colour of bell peppers... wonderful appetizer or vegetable side, or delicious over a toasted bread (crostini)!

wash the peppers, arrange them on a baking tray and bake them in the oven at 180C / 350F for about 40 min. turning them over at the halfway point. (don't worry if they seem to be getting burnt)
Let it cool down a little to the point you can handle them without scalding your fingers. Peel off the outer skin, and remove the tops and the seeds inside. Strip them into several pieces.
Sprinkle with whole capers (rinse off the salt on the outside well), pine nuts, and/or roasted minced garlic. Drizzle a good quality evoo over.
Let it rest for at least for couple of hours, so the flavours can blend better.
Serve at either room temperature or chilled.

Also if you have REALLY lots of bell pepper to roast, here is another delicious solution...

Creamed roasted bell pepper sauce

Put the stripped roast bell peppers and sauteed onion and garlic(about half the amount of bell peppers) in a blender, mix with enough evoo to make a smooth composition, season with a little curry, coriander (if you have some fresh cilantro that's great!), cayenne pepper, ground cardamom and salt, and give another whip to let everything blend in.
Just add the spices little by little and get it to the taste to your liking...
This is a delicious and versatile condiment to pasta, couscous or grilled meat or veggies, on top of crostini, or you can use them just as you fancy... keeps in a fridge (store in a glass jar with some evoo lined on top) for a couple of weeks, also freezes very well!!

Buon Appetito
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