Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style

Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style

Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style.  Roasted peppers are one of the staples of rustic Italian cooking.  They are an add on, and addition to many  dishes, a essential recipe that goes the distance.  Peppers paired with eggs, on top of  a pizza, on a panini, added to an antipasto tray….the list can go on forever.  This is one of my “Basic” recipes, we will be referring to, and building on these peppers for future dishes.  Today’s recipe is simple, full of flavor, Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style, with olive oil, garlic and basil. Let’s Cook!

 

Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style
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Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style

A "Basic" recipe that we will build on, these peppers roasted are filled with lots of flavor

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Red Peppers Large
  • 2 Yellow Peppers Large
  • 2 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves whole
  • Handful chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Using the whole peppers, either grill- on high heat direct or Oven-broil in an oven pan on the top shelf,  carefully  char all sides of the pepper turning * the goal is for the char to release the skin layer from the pepper

  2. When charred on all sides, take off the heat, allow the peppers to cool completely

  3. When the peppers are cool, carefully start to peel away the charred skin layer, leaving the pepper body. Eliminate the seeds, core and stem of the pepper

  4. Cut the peeled and cleaned peppers into strips, then cut into pieces, place in a serving bowl, add olive oil, garlic cloves (whole), salt and pepper to taste, and the chopped basil, mix

  5. Let the peppers sit at room temperature a bit, the garlic will flavor the peppers and oil

    Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Italian Style
  6. Serve as a side dish, as a topping for pizza or pasta, as an appetizer or as an add on to an antipasto tray

Buon Appetito!

Mickey


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