Saturday, 14 July 2012

What's for dinner?

Ok, today I am sharing what is in my oven. A couple of trays of delicious stuffed peppers. I love making this recipe as it makes a lovely dinner and any left overs are great for a packed lunch or a picnic. The only problem is that there aren't often left-overs!  I serve it with a nice big salad.  If you want to stretch it a bit serve it with crusty rolls.

The recipe (serves 6).

3 medium bell peppers
125g almonds (grated or chopped)
125g cheese (grated)
100g couscous or bulgur wheat
225g chopped tomatoes
8 tbs red wine
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
salt and pepper to taste
bread crumbs and grated cheese for topping

Heat oven to 190 C/375 F gas mark 5

Cut peppers through the middle and remove the seeds. Put them in a slightly greased dish.
To make the stuffing put the nuts,cheese, couscous,tomatoes, garlic and wine  in a bowl and mix it up.  Add salt and pepper to taste. (If you don't want to use wine replace it with stock or apple juice)
Spoon the filling into the peppers and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and top with grated cheese.
Bake for 30-40 minutes , uncovered until  the peppers are tender and the topping golden brown


lisbonlioness said...

Oh man, I LOVE stuffed peppers like no mans' business!
We do ours with mince meat or, if eithre money is tight or we feel like lightening it up, a little mince meat mixed with rice.
I might have to substitute the almonds (allergy... bummer) but I must try this recipe!