PREP TIME: 15mins COOKING TIME: 60mins

Aah these peppers! They came out of the oven more than once over the December holidays and probably my most shared recipe amongst friends. I feel a bit self conscience calling this a ‘recipe’ as it is so simple. See my serving suggestions on just how versatile this recipe can be. Low and slow is the aim here. These peppers are a fantastic make ahead dish and I like to serve mine at room temperature.

SERVING SUGGESTION

Okay so here we go!

  • you can use the small (mini) peppers and fill them as below, shorten the cooking time and serve them as a fantastic finger food option
  • these peppers are amazing with a poached egg for breakfast or a light lunch
  • I love these peppers cold with some dressed leaves on the side as a light lunch
  • fantastic sides to some grilled steaks or chicken

Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a light lunch

I work on the basis of 2 peppers per person

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • 6 peppers (mixed colours work well)
  • 3 tablespoons capers (roughly chopped if large)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (green is fine too)
  • half a small punnet cherry tomatoes halved
  • (anchovies for a meat option about 2 in each pepper)
  • handful of chopped basil
  • EVOO
  • flaked sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
INGREDIENTS
  1. preheat the oven on 150c.
  2. cut the peppers and halve, deseed and cut away any white flesh.
  3. place peppers on a roasting tray lined with baking paper.
  4. fill with capers, olives, tomatoes and anchovies if using.
  5. drizzle with some olive oil and season well.
  6. place in the oven and roast for 60min, checking after about 40min. You are looking for completely soft and a little bit of a caramelisation around the edges of the peppers and the tomatoes.
  7. remove from the oven, let it cool for a bit, drizzle with more olive oil, a crack of black pepper and sprinkle over the basil.
KITCHEN NOTES

 

 

As a family we celebrate and open our presents on Christmas Eve, I’m not sure if that’s an Afrikaans tradition but it is a night of great excitement. The kids look forward to the presents and the grown-ups to my moms cooking! This year (2019) my mom handed the reigns over to me and I had the daunting task of cooking for 22 people on Christmas Eve. I made these peppers (for me, the only vegetarian in the family : ) alongside a roasted greens salad w pesto, oxtail ragu, gremolata and some pappardelle. It went down a treat!

PREP TIME: 15mins COOKING TIME: 60mins

Aah these peppers! They came out of the oven more than once over the December holidays and probably my most shared recipe amongst friends. I feel a bit self conscience calling this a ‘recipe’ as it is so simple. See my serving suggestions on just how versatile this recipe can be. Low and slow is the aim here. These peppers are a fantastic make ahead dish and I like to serve mine at room temperature.

SERVING SUGGESTION

Okay so here we go!

  • you can use the small (mini) peppers and fill them as below, shorten the cooking time and serve them as a fantastic finger food option
  • these peppers are amazing with a poached egg for breakfast or a light lunch
  • I love these peppers cold with some dressed leaves on the side as a light lunch
  • fantastic sides to some grilled steaks or chicken

Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a light lunch

I work on the basis of 2 peppers per person

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 6 peppers (mixed colours work well)
  • 3 tablespoons capers (roughly chopped if large)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (green is fine too)
  • half a small punnet cherry tomatoes halved
  • (anchovies for a meat option about 2 in each pepper)
  • handful of chopped basil
  • EVOO
  • flaked sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

INGREDIENTS

  1. preheat the oven on 150c.
  2. cut the peppers and halve, deseed and cut away any white flesh.
  3. place peppers on a roasting tray lined with baking paper.
  4. fill with capers, olives, tomatoes and anchovies if using.
  5. drizzle with some olive oil and season well.
  6. place in the oven and roast for 60min, checking after about 40min. You are looking for completely soft and a little bit of a caramelisation around the edges of the peppers and the tomatoes.
  7. remove from the oven, let it cool for a bit, drizzle with more olive oil, a crack of black pepper and sprinkle over the basil.

KITCHEN NOTES

 

 

KITCHEN STORY

As a family we celebrate and open our presents on Christmas Eve, I’m not sure if that’s an Afrikaans tradition but it is a night of great excitement. The kids look forward to the presents and the grown-ups to my moms cooking! This year (2019) my mom handed the reigns over to me and I had the daunting task of cooking for 22 people on Christmas Eve. I made these peppers (for me, the only vegetarian in the family : ) alongside a roasted greens salad w pesto, oxtail ragu, gremolata and some pappardelle. It went down a treat!