By August, the peppers are in full production. They end up in the CSA bags almost every week and we also have baskets full of them at the market. To be honest, I don’t really love peppers. However, as a hard core seasonal veggie eater, I decided to learn to like them. Here are my two favorite ways to prepare two different types of peppers.
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• 4 big bell peppers
• Chopped onion
• Fresh tomatoes
• Chopped garlic
• Handful of chopped fresh oregano and any other herbs you like
• 1 lb grass fed hamburger or Italian sausage
• Fresh Ricotta
• Fresh Mozarella
• Marinara Sauce
• Chop the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds
• Fry the meat with onion, garlic, chopped oregano and any other Italian style herbs you like
• When the meat is nearly done, add a handful of chopped tomatoes
• Spoon this mixture into the peppers
• Make a little impression in the top of the meat and add a blob of Ricotta
• Spoon Marinara sauce over the top of the peppers
• Add a slice or two of fresh mozzarella
• Cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes
It is done when it is nice and bubbly. This dish will remind you of lasagna. Yum!
Stuffed Breakfast Cubanelle Peppers
• Four big cubanelle peppers
• 4-5 breakfast patty sausages
• Half an onion
• Half a tomato
• Grated cheddar cheese
• Fresh eggs
• Hot sauce
• Lay the pepper on its side and slice off one side of the pepper longways
• Fry the sausage and onions
• When it is browned, add the fresh tomatoes
• Turn off the heat and add a handful of cheese
• Let it sit until it is all melted
• Stir the mixture up and stuff it in the peppers.
• Add more cheese on top
• Bake 350 about 30 minutes
• When the peppers are nearly done, cook 4 soft sunny side up eggs
• Take out the peppers, lay two on a plate side by side and put the two soft eggs on top.
• Splash with hot sauce.
Don’t let this dish scare you. It is really yummy!
If you have been getting fresh peppers in your CSA bag and don’t know what to do, try one of these recipes. I am not a pepper lover and I love these two dishes. Give them a try!
Eat your veggies