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Marinated Peppers

Are peppers good for you, most certainly they are!

Why are peppers good for you? Well, let me tell you, for a start, did you know a large red pepper contains three times more vitamin C than an orange?

Marinated Peppers

In fact peppers, in general, contain three times more Vitamin C than oranges and other citrus fruit.

A single red pepper contains twice the Vitamin C of a green one, and ten times the Vitamin A, how very marvellous is that?

Marinated Peppers

Now, there's nothing quite as nice as a roasted or grilled blackened pepper - not only does it make them easy to peel but it brings out their natural sweetness and they taste amazing.

Roasted red and yellow peppers

If you've never tried this get roasting or grilling and have a go at making marinated peppers. Great with some lovely warm fresh crusty bread. I roasted my peppers but you can of course grill them if you wish.

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

While there is no real definition of the Mediterranean diet, it typically consists of eating vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and olive oil.

If you've never tried this get roasting or grilling and have a go at making marinated peppers. 

Delicious with some lovely warm fresh crusty bread. I roasted my peppers but you can of course grill them if you wish.

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Yield: 6
Author: Jan Bennett
Marinated Peppers

Marinated Peppers

There's nothing quite as nice as a roasted or grilled blackened pepper - not only does it make them easy to peel but it brings out their natural sweetness and they taste amazing.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers
  • 80ml extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 fat clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • about a tablespoon of freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 230C/450F or Gas mark 8
  1. Rub each pepper with a little olive oil and make a couple of very small slits with a sharp knife - just to stop them exploding whilst they cook!
  2. Pop them onto a baking tray and on the middle shelf in your preheated oven for about 15 minutes before turning them. 
  3. Continue to cook for about 20 minutes or until they're nicely blackened - but not burnt.
  4. Remove from the oven and put them in a bowl. Cover with cling film and leave to cool.
  5. You will find the stalk will easily pullout along with most of the seeds. Slice the peppers in half and remove the rest of the seeds.
  6. Now slice the peppers into strips and put them into a nice clean bowl.
  7. Mix together the olive oil with the chopped garlic, salt and oregano. Pour this over the peppers and leave for a couple of hours.
  8. When you're ready to serve chop the parsley and stir into the peppers and oil.
  9. Serve with chunks of nice fresh bread - warm if possible.
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2 comments

  1. I learned something invaluable today. Personally, I have always been quite fonder of green bell peppers over red ones. But now I am seeing red bell peppers under a different light. Those marinated peppers look yum!

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  2. Mmmmm, they do look good and I hate the green peppers. Jude and I should team up and share a mixed bag, hehe!

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