Introduction: Italian Style Roasted and Marinated Bell Peppers
My family loves Italian food. Every-time my son visits he wants me to make him lasagna! The next time I visit him I am going to request he make me lasagna! I like lasagna but I don't make it very often, however, I do make spaghetti weekly! Years ago a friend gave me her grandmother's recipe for roasted peppers that is delicious with spaghetti and lasagna.
Just out of curiosity I looked online to see what the nutritional benefits of bell peppers were and was surprised that one bell pepper provided 3 times the daily allowance of vitamin C than citrus. The article is very interesting: http://www.gayot.com/lifestyle/health/features/bell-pepper-health-benefits.html
Let's make some roasted bell peppers, you won't be disappointed, I promise!
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Step 1: Ingredients
½ Cup minced garlic
½ Cup chopped fresh parsley
½ tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
½ Cup olive oil
Sliced French bread
Parsley garnish optional
Step 2: Preparations
Wash all the peppers and leave the moisture.
Thinly slice off the bottom of the peppers so they stand upright.
Place the peppers in the roasting pan leaving a small space between them.
Step 3: Bake
This will take between 30 and 60 minutes.
Rotate the peppers about 1/2 through the baking time.
When the skin begins to puff, they are done.
The entire pepper should be puffy. If you don't cook them long enough they will be very difficult to peel. After 30 minutes keep a good eye on them so you don't overcook them. You can see in the picture they are just beginning to puff. The top of the pepper is already done but the sides are not ready. If you are using green peppers they take longer to roast.
Step 4: Prepare Marinade
Step 5: Transfer Them Into a Paper Bag
This will loosen the skin.
Step 6: Remove the Stems, Seeds, and Skins
If the peppers are difficult to peel put them back into the oven and cook them longer.
Put all the pepper strips with all the other ingredients to marinade.
Let stand in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, but overnight would be better.
Serve in your antipasti, salads, on pizza, or serve on toasted French bread like I did.
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